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Turn to God with All Your Heart

Today is the Ash Wednesday and so is the Valentine day. Both are the special celebration of love. When I made a brief reflection from today’s reading, God reminded me to turn my heart to Him.

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Leaven

How is it you do not understand?” It was Jesus question to His disciples. It’s not started by Jesus explaining something to the disciples and then tested them…No. The problem was started when the disciples reasoning among themselves after Jesus told them to beware of the “leaven” of the Pharisees and “leaven” of Herod.

You can find it in today’s Gospel at Mark 8:14-21.

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Seek the Truth

Today in the Gospel, the Pharisees seeking a sign from Jesus to test Him. Then Jesus sighed deeply in His spirit, and said, “Why does this generation seek sign? Assuredly, I say to you, no sign shall be given to this generation.” (Mark 8:12).

Are you seeking the truth? Have you found it?

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Love the Sinner

Are you a sinner? Are you craving of love?

Today the Catholic church celebrates the day of the sick. Many churches held healing services after today’s mass. Today is also a special Sunday, because it is a week before the pre-Easter period. I think it’s not a coincidence that this week the church celebrates the healing of the sick, just before the Easter preparation.

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Love the Sinner

Are you a sinner? Are you craving of love?

Today the Catholic church celebrates the day of the sick. Many churches held healing services after today’s mass. Today is also a special Sunday, because it is a week before the pre-Easter period. I think it’s not a coincidence that this week the church celebrates the healing of the sick, just before the Easter preparation.

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Insecure

Are you insecure?

Jeroboam, the former man whose most of Israel’s people had been given into, was so much insecure so that he betrayed God. On the other hand, Jesus, although He didn’t have much food when He had to fed thousands of people, trust in God and then miracle happened.

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Just the Two of Us

Does it sound like a romantic phrase? Maybe you’ve heard or said it several times, but have you ever said it to God? Have you heard God said that to you?

1 Kings 11:29-32;12:18, today’s first reading is about Ahijah, the prophet, blessed Jeroboam as God told him that parts of Solomon’s kingdom will be given to Jeroboam. Jeroboam was one of Solomon’s officer. (Then it came true what God told Solomon before, that He will give parts if Solomon’s kingdom to his servant.)

The Gospel today is taken from Mark 7:31-37. Its story is about Jesus healed someone who was deaf and had an impediment in his speech.

There is one common thing which is quite interesting in the two readings according to my reflection. It is the way Ahijah blessed Jeroboam and the way Jesus healed the sick. Both were done when there were “just the two of them“.

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