REFLECTION FOR WEDNESDAY OF THE 4TH WEEK IN ORDINARY TIME YEAR I.
THEME: OVER FAMILIARITY
BY: SR. J. K. OSIYEMI, EHJ.
Mk 6: 1-6.
The wisdom and eloquence of Jesus is astonishing. Despite the fact that he did not receive support and admiration in his hometown. His shining giftedness was ‘too much’ for them. I should be consoled when I am sometimes put down for my brilliance. I must see others who have talent as working with me and not react negatively out of my insecurity. Do I see good in others, or only their faults? Do I delight in making others feel small? Do I give respect to members of the consecrated life? Do I envy others and belittle their success stories?
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LET US PRAY
Lord Jesus, help me not to be resentful and bitter when I receive ridicule and criticism. Forgive me for being a wet blanket to the plans of others. May I learn to affirm people rather than pass disparaging remarks about them. May I empower others by welcoming their initiatives. Forgive my lack of faith and overfamiliarity with the Divine. May my relationship and familiarity with you o Eucharistic Lord make me to honour and reverence you more and more. Grant me wisdom and eloquence so that I can do things and say things well for the greater glory of your name. Amen.
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