Word for the day by Christian Education Forum
The Great LentSt. John 2:1-12
Lent is a season of small deaths for each one of us, who choose to journey on this road to the cross. He knows what is to come, resists performing the miracle at Cana-He tells Mary it is not yet His time. He would often refer to His death as "my hour" as He does here. The Great Lent is the call to become the seventh stone water jars. In the Gospel of John, Jesus changed the water into wine at the wedding at Cana at Galilee. Applying it in real life, the story taught us three things.
- First, is to believe that nothing is impossible with God such as when Jesus turned the water into wine.
- Second, is that we should follow all the commands of Jesus like what His disciples did when His mother asked the disciples to follow what He will command.
- Lastly, 'ask and we will receive'. Ask through prayers, have faith, follow His commands and you will receive abundant blessings, more than enough that you have asked for. Things may look impossible, but with God everything is possible. Jesus will always make a way to provide for us His sons and daughters.
Lasallian Guiding Principle (LGP)states that "....the communion in mission is a spirit that allows one to respect and affirm the contribution of others to the fulfillment of mission...". Every person is made unique with his own set of skills and talents, and with these differences, a stronger union is brought forth when we act with a humble and obedient heart. In the Gospel, Mary believed Jesus's capabilities and respected whatever His decision may be.
We are reminded that, in the fulfillment of our mission, we must appreciate the roles of others as they are also called upon by God. With a humble and obedient heart, we are able to commune effectively, not according to what we aspire to happen, but according to His will.
Dear God, thank you for reminding us to believe that Your Son Jesus Christ can make miracles happen even in the darkest of times. We will promise to follow your orders and believe in what you say, so please continue on guiding us into the path that you have made for us. In You, everything is possible. This we pray, in the Mighty Name of Jesus Christ. Amen
Thought for the Day
"When God is our strength, we begin to not only see miracle in the lives of others but in our lives as well".
(E'yen A Gardner)
Rev Jaxon Puthenchirayil Samuel
Bethel Marthoma Church, Philadelphia