MAY 22, 2020
JOHN 16: 20-23
Truly, I say to you, you will weep and mourn while the world rejoices. You will be sorrowful, but your sorrow will turn to joy. A woman in childbirth is in distress because her time is at hand. But after the child is born, she no longer remembers her suffering because of her great joy: a human being is born into the world. You feel sorrowful now, but I will see you again, and your hearts will rejoice; and no one will take your joy from you. When that day comes you will not ask me anything. Truly, I say to you, whatever you ask the Father in my name, he will give you.
POINT OF REFLECTION
The works of evangelization is not easy. Disciples task of carrying out the works of Jesus after crucifixion was very challenging. Mixed emotions were with them when they went out to proclaim the gospel. At the end of the day, success or failure would be a thing. They took neither success nor failure of themselves for they knew that what has been done was the will of the Father. Great was their trust in the Lord that until today, we enjoy the fruits of their labor. The joy of accepting Jesus as our savior.
We become Christian believers of today because of their works from generation to generation. They worked objectively for the kingdom in heaven without faltering their ways amidst trials and difficulties.
Their accomplishment is the standing monument that reminds us how good they were as worker of the vineyard. This should not be put into oblivion even with fast changing time. We need to have a rekindled spirit to sustain Christian dominion all over the world. Salvation is universal. Everyone is called to enjoin through Jesus.