May the Lord fill you with Peace and health in the Holy Spirit. It is on 15th July 2023.
We reflect on Genesis 49:29-33, 50:15-26 and Matthew 10:24-38. We celebrate the memorial of St. Bonaventure
A little boy was asked to play a small role in a Christmas play. But he was so scared. All he had to say was, “It is I. Be not afraid.” But he walked onto the stage and said, “It’s me, and I’m afraid.”
What am I afraid of now, today as I read these lines? Death, sickness, or relationship or losing loved ones? Jesus urges us in the Gospel at least three times not to fear.
The more we love God, the less we fear people, places, and plans of life. Most of our fear bubbles up the periphery when we feel insecure, insane, and insufficient.
A mantra of peaceful and prosperous life is to live without fear.
Relying on God’s care and protection opens the avenues of forgiveness and charity. The Providence of God provides, protects, and promotes security and welfare all through life. Our last wishes are taken care of by God through people who love us.
Death of Jacob and Joseph evoke the sentiments of hope of reaching our homeland with our ancestral roots. The death of Jacob brought fear to the hearts of the brothers of Joseph. Till the end, Joseph displayed a magnanimity that resounds God’s love and cares for them. “So have no fear; I myself will provide for you and your little ones.”
The responsorial Psalm strengthens us, “Turn to the Lord in your need and you will live.” (Ps.69:33).
Jesus instructs us to trust God and not to fear anything or any situation. God watches over us in all circumstances. As Jesus sends his disciples into a world that is unfriendly, challenging, difficult and indifferent, He told them not to fear any condition of life that threatens. God who cares for the movement of even a tiny sparrow will never forget us. God assures us all through Jesus.
As much as we acknowledge the loving, forgiving, and healing presence of Jesus in our lives, the Holy Spirit empowers us to face any type of fear in our life. Forgiveness dissolves any type and amount of fear.
May we have a day full of blessings? God bless you.