Barasoain Weekly Reflection for 6-12 September 2015
“Remember His covenant forever, The word which He commanded to a thousand generations.”
1 Chronicles 16:15
Most of us have several dates in which we deem “memorable.” These dates may include our birthdays, anniversaries, important events, etc. We often take joy in remembering dates that have great importance to us when they are associated with positive events, though we also experience sorrow when we remember the negative events we have encountered.
The events that happen in our lives have lessons that we need to live on and learn. Sometimes, these lessons will enable us to be stronger in faith and better in person. Every event in our life, be it positive or negative, can change us for better or for worse.
Though we have our personal events that matter much in our lives, let us not forget the important dates that God has given to us that enabled our salvation: 8 September and 25 December, the birth dates of the Blessed Virgin Mary and her son, Jesus Christ. These dates are very fast approaching and with it traditions and planning for celebrations have already began. But as we become preoccupied with gifts, parties and preparations, let us not forget the real essence of these dates: the salvation of humankind from the vileness of its sins.
As we start another week, and pass through the remaining days of this year, let us remember the events of our lives that made a difference in what we are.
We appreciate more when we remember more.