18th August 2019 Sunday 20th Week of Ordinary Time
Jeremiah 38:4-6,8-10, Hebrews 12:1-4, Luke 12:49-53
“I choose Jesus”
When we choose to live our lives for Jesus and His Gospel values, we will face oppositions and rejections, even from people whom we love.
To those who want to follow Him closely, Jesus warns of possible hostility. Despite the oppositions we face, the most loving thing to do is to stand firm to the Truth and not to simply give in to the demands and expectations of our loved ones. It might seem ironic but we show true love to our family members and friends when we choose to put Jesus above them. Our love for our parents, siblings, friends, etc. will never come to an end but it will only become pure when Jesus becomes our first choice.
Today, let us pray that we may never lose sight of Jesus so that we can live for Him and with Him.
Questions for reﬂection:
1) Will I remain firm in my love and convictions for Christ despite oppositions from others?
2) How can I make choices according to Christ and His Gospel values?