It is 4th February 2019. The readings are from Hebrews 11:32-40; and the Gospel from Mark 5:1-20. When we have control over our eros, we are capable of being a heroes and heroines of our faith. To be warriors or soldiers of our faith, we need to win the inner battle between good and evil within each one of us. Some of us tortured, grilled, toasted and tested by truth and faith. All those who are faithful to the Lord and charitable to people always become the winners, victors and stars of faith. Whatever the thick clouds of doubt, suffering and pain cover us and hide our goodness, we can overcome everything by faith. It is all about the battle within that either spills over or spreads inside. In the first reading, we are given the heroic faith stories of “Gideon, Samson, Jephthah, David, Samuel and the prophets.” (Heb.11:32). We are the heroes and heroines of the faith of our times. Time has come in our lives to tell the stories of faith from our lives to the others. The Lord has done so many things in our lives. We need not run from the situations and people who would put our faith to test. We need to bear witness to the Lord no matter whatever it takes. The responsorial Psalm acclaims, “Let your heart take courage, all who hope in the Lord.” (Ps.30:25). The Gospel wants us to remind ourselves from the episode of a person possessed with many demons yet by the power of the Lord Jesus he became well and eventually the soldier of faith. “So the man went off and proceeded to spread throughout the Decapolis all that Jesus had done for him.” (Mk.5:20). However, little we think the Lord has done for us, we have a call and a responsibility to tell it all to hear. Everyone is looking for an inspiring story. Ours could become one of inspirational story when it shared in the atmosphere of prayer with faith. May you have a good day. God bless you.

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