JOHN 16: GOSPEL READING AND REFLECTION (MAY 25,2020)


The disciples said to him, “now you are speaking plainly and not in veiled language! Now we see that you know all things, even before we question you. Because of this we believe that you came from God.”


Jesus answered them, “ You say that you believe? The hour is coming, indeed it has come, when you will be scattered, each one to his home, and you will leave me alone. Yet I am not alone, for the Father is with me.


I have told you all this, so that in me you may have peace. You will have trouble in the world; but courage! I have overcome the world.


POINT OF REFLECTION


All are living in the world of heartaches and headaches. No one is exempted but God controls it according to our individual capacity and abundance of His blessings. Jesus knows all the troubles this world would bring us humans.


Trials may come from our work, from our relationship, from our own self, from the people we love the most, and from our ambitions in life. But regardless of its own origin, the troubles it brings is not more than what man can handle.


As Jesus said “ Now you say that you believe because I have spoken you in plain language? And I tell you, you will be scattered in your home and leave me alone.” There are times we tend to give up our battle and forget our strength. Leaving Jesus is not a wise action for he has already told us that we can only find true peace in him. He had advise as to take unfaltering courage in him with the Holy Spirit. Let us be reminded that Jesus had overcome for us all this worldly troubles of the which the most is death. Brothers and sisters, there is no way for us to overcome all the troubles of this life except through Jesus.

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