Barasoain Weekly Reflection for 26 June – 2 July 2016
“If anyone, then, knows the good they ought to do and doesn’t do it, it is sin for them.”
During the homily of the former parochial vicar, Fr. Edgardo Toribio, Jr., he exemplified the tendencies when people tend to forget about our Christian teachings. For example, when someone goes into a trip and it happens to be on a Sunday, they skip going to church, or when there are situations when we face challenges in our lives we ignore the teachings of Christ.
Such misgivings are a commonplace in our society. When we fail to see God’s commandments upon us, we tend to find reasons and situations to justify our actions. It is a never-ending cycle of reasoning and justification.
But let us look at Jesus Christ. When He bore the cross for our sins, He never used His powers to save Himself from the cross, or to show-off His power. Instead, He humbly chose to be nailed on the cross, without using any of His powers, to save us from our sins. As a result, He died but after three days, the glory of God is shining upon His resurrected body signifying of His godliness.
Just remember, when we are tempted, turn to God for guidance and let His sacrifice be the light of our souls.
Jesus Christ the oasis in the desert of sinfulness.