Gospel Reflection for June 19, 2023
Beautiful reflection.... I really liked,
“When something happens that could potentially frustrate you, remember not to let it sour your mood. Don’t fall into the snares of the devil. Rather, use these moments as an opportunity to strengthen the body of Christ, which you are a part of, by responding with patience and love. “
When someone treats me unkindly or unfairly, I am learning to and trying to first thank God for what happened. Yes , thank Him which is not easy to do. Then I ask the Lord to forgive them and bless them. This is hard and everything in me resists. I won't claim success all the time, but I try. When I manage to do this, I do find peace and sometimes even joy!
Heeding Jesus commandment to 'love your enemies",takes repetitive practice.When you feel there's no way you could love someone who's hurt you,and have bitter feelings for,just pray to the Lord, ,"God,I give you permission to forgive this person for me'. It usually works,then most of the bitter feelings go away.