MARK 12:35-37 GOSPEL READING AND REFLECTION (June 5, 2020)
Jesus was teaching in the temple, he said “The teacher of the law say that the Messiah is the son of David. How could that be? For David, Himself, inspired by the Holy Spirit, declared: The Lord said to my Lord, ‘Sit at my right hand, until I put your enemies under your feet! If David, himself, calls him Lord, in what way can he be his son?” Many people came to Jesus, and listened to him gladly.
POINT OF REFLECTION
Before Jesus began His teaching in the synagogue, masters of the laws were authority figures to be consulted on matters found perplexing in the Bible. But sad to note, that they were not better than ordinary Christian of today. That is why when Jesus started teaching, people came and listened in great joy. Through His teaching the mystery of life unfold which guide Christian followers in their journey of faith and love. Through His teaching, people came to know the Father who made all things under man’s stewardship.
Jesus has given His followers important aid of faith and spiritual life. These included: the Scripture which serves as the manual of life and the compass guide in a journey of a life time.. The second is the Church which serves as the house of the Eucharist which in turns assures us the ever presence of Jesus. The Church is the spiritual community duly sustained by the power of the Holy Spirit. And allowing this aid of faith and spiritual life to lead us assures everlasting life unto the father.
In conclusion, the Scripture, the Eucharist and the Church are today’s aid of faith and spiritual life so that when seriously attended would lead a life in the comfort and security of the Holy Spirit.