Barasoain Weekly Reflection for 22 – 28 October 2017
“Then he returned to his disciples and found them sleeping. “Couldn’t you men keep watch with me for one hour?” he asked Peter.”
An internet connection that worked well in the first few weeks is now conking out of order. Similar story? It might or might not seem exactly the same but they all have one thing in common: Frustrations. What may seem well may suddenly turn not.
In our lives, frustrations are abound. It is a very common experience to us humans.
Jesus Christ also have frustrations on His own, one of which is when He saw St. Peter and two sons of Zebedee asleep in Gethsemane. This was on the crucial moment when He was about to be betrayed by Judas Iscariot. We can only imagine the feelings of Jesus in disappointment when He saw them with their eyes closed.
The experience of Jesus Christ in frustration highlights Himself being a fully-human while also being the omnipotent Son of God. We may not always be able to avoid or release our frustrations immediately but we can be sure that Christ understands our plight and can deliver us from the pains of it as He too have experienced it.
Frustrations stretch our minds and gives it new dimensions.