May the Lord give you peace and grace in the Holy Spirit.
It is 08th April 2022. We reflect on Jeremiah 20:10-13 and John 10:31-42.
Whenever evil people take the upper hand around us, we wonder where God is in all these. But the readings assure us that whoever plots against us, God protects us by all means.
“O Lord of hosts, you test the righteous, you see the heart and the mind; let me see your retribution upon them, for to you I have committed my cause.” The Psalmists seconds the sentiment of the prophet Jeremiah, “In my distress, I called upon the Lord, and he heard my voice.”
Prophet Jeremiah and Jesus were hunted after by many people for all that they are to God and people.
What we all need is a place to be ourselves to face ourselves and our fears? That is what Jesus did. God expects us to trust God no matter whoever wants to get rid of us. The lenten time invites us to be in touch with our suffering, pain, and that scary lonely moments.
“Jesus went away again across the Jordan to the place where John had been baptizing earlier, and he remained there.” Our works go beyond our words. Our good works will pull people towards God through us no matter how physically far from them. Let not our emotional tiredness evaporate the enthusiasm for doing God’s work. When we believe God is near, there is no need to have any fear. May God bless you.