Domáca úloha z minulého týdňa
Nepretvaruj sa, že si šťastný
a uspokojený, ak nie si.
7 The Big Question
“When they had finished breakfast, Jesus said to Simon Peter, ‘Simon, son of John, do you love me more than these?’ He said to him, ‘Yes, Lord, you know that I love you.’ He said to him, ‘Feed my lambs.’
He then said to him a second time, ‘Simon, son of John, do you love me?’ He said to him, ‘Yes, Lord, you know that I love you.’ He said to him, ‘Tend my sheep.’
He said to him the third time, ‘Simon, son of John, do you love me?’ Peter was distressed that he had said to him a third time, ‘Do you love me?’ and he said to him, ‘Lord, you know everything; you know that I love you.’ [Jesus] said to him, ‘Feed my sheep.’ John 21: 15-17
Witness! This passage from the Gospel of John is full of great spiritual lessons, but the one that I want to focus on is WITNESS! Jesus wanted Peter to let go of the guilt that he felt for having betrayed him and witness to the love that Jesus knew Peter had for him. “Feed my sheep” Jesus tells him…which means, go and witness to Me! You have to DO something in order to show that you love Jesus. Therefore, Jesus sends his disciples to “All the world” so that His name may be known and bring life.
Do you really have a love for Jesus? Do you share it? How much we love Jesus is translated and completed by our action for Jesus; for to love, is to act, and to act, is to love. Without action, all we have are unfulfilled, feel good emotions. Thus, our loving action for Jesus becomes our witness to “All the world,” making God’s Kingdom present for all.
The witness in Matthew Kelly’s life was an old family friend who challenged him to form a daily prayer routine that centered his day on God rather than on the challenges that he faced. He recognized that when he started his day in prayer, he was more relaxed, focused, and in general, happier. Personally, I have had several witnesses in my life that have had a huge impact. Ironically, I thought them all nags and drove me crazy; especially the Thomas More janitor who refused to accept “no” as an answer to attend daily Mass with him.
I wonder, just as I am sure Matthew Kelly wondered, “Where would I be today without that witness in my life?” Chances are, I would not be nearly as happy.
Otázky na zamyslenie (zdielanie)
- Mali ste v období svojho dospievania blízkeho dospelého človeka, ktorý sa úprimne zaujímal o to,
- ako sa cítite,
- s akými problémami zápasíte,
- aké máte plány do budúcnosti?
2. Pýtali ste sa niekedy, naozaj vážne: Bože, čo odo mňa chceš? Pri akej príležitosti? Podelíte sa s nami?
3. Robíte si ráno plán, čo
- máte, alebo
- chcete spraviť
v tento deň?
4. Máte, „TO DO LIST“? Kedy si ho pripravujete?
5. Písali ste si niekedy denník? Píšete si denník v súčasnosti?
Nájdite si 10 minút v priebehu nasledujúceho týždňa a predostrite Bohu svoj najpálčivejší problém a spýtajte sa: Bože, čo odo mňa chceš?