The Prayer of Jesus
OTHER HOMILY SOURCES from Marino J. Dasmarinas
2015 Reflection for May 21, Thursday of the Seventh Week of Easter; John 17:20-26 Reflection: A woman engaged herself to caring for the poor of her community. She did this out of her concern for them, funds were hard to come by at times. Yet she was able to feed and nourish them because she believed that Jesus would always be there for them.
We can always lean on Jesus no matter who we are. He is always there to help us and He will always be there to bring our prayers to God. Jesus loves us so much that He gave His very life for us on the cross. By doing so Jesus completed the mission that was given to Him by God. For our sake God gave the life of His only begotten son.
God is never absent in our lives no matter who we are and no matter what we have done. He is always there ever ready to listen to us. God manifested Himself to us through Jesus so that we could reach out to Him. This is the reason why we should not think twice calling for His help anytime.
Yet there is also a responsibility that rest on our shoulders. And this responsibility is to pay forward this infinite love of God. Our faith in God is never complete and it will never grow and mature unless we learn to share it. – Marino J. Dasmarinas
2018 Monday, May 14, 2018
Reflection for Thursday May 17, Seventh Week of Easter: John 17:20-26
What would happen if the love of Jesus is present in a family? There is unity and there is an unbreakable bond that exists no matter what happen inside that family. On the other hand what would happen if the love of God is not present in a family? There would be disunity, chaos and dysfunctionality which will eventually lead to the disintegration of the family.
Jesus love for God and God’s love for Jesus is the only love that can bind and unify members of family. It’s a love that is humble and persevering; no wonder Jesus remained faithful to HIS mission of salvation. Jesus humbled Himself even if HE is equal with God and He persevered to fulfill HIS salvific mission even at the cost of HIS earthly life.
If spouses want their family to remain united in love forever they must also have the same humility and perseverance. The children should have an active prayer life taught by their parents and anchored on their wisdom filled shepherding as well. Thus, it will not fall to the trap of the devil who always incite for the dismemberment of the family.
Let us reflect if we have the love of Jesus and God inside our own family. Let us reflect if we breathe humility and perseverance for the sake of the wellbeing of our children. – Marino J. Dasmarinas
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