“LET US HOLD FAST TO THE CONFESSION THAT GIVES US HOPE” (Heb 10:23)
📖Heb 10:19-25; Ps 24:1-2, 3-4ab, 5-6 (R.v.6); Mark 4:21-25
🎤”LET US HOLD FAST TO THE CONFESSION THAT GIVES US HOPE” (Heb 10:23)
Today is the feast day of St. JohnBosco, the patron saint of the youth. More importantly to me, he is my patron saint. So I beg you to pray for me today so that I can also achieve the level of sanctity he achieved and so appear before the throne of God on the last day, pure as he did.
Once it has finished explaining the supremacy and perfection of the sacrifice of Jesus (cf. Heb 10:1-18), the Letter to the Hebrews encourages us remain persevere in Christ no matter the challenge we may face in life (cf. Heb 10:19-25). That is a wise counsel since it would be unwise to look for other means of getting solution when Jesus is the superior power.
While trying to establish his ministry among the youth, St. JohnBosco faced lots of oppositions from both the civil and religious leaders. But he remained steadfast and focused, knowing that God is more than able to help and protect him. And he was not disappointed.
Don’t worry; be happy. Your problem is Jesus’ problem. Whatever bothers you bothers him too because he loves you. It is just as the Psalmist says, “The Lord takes delight in his people” (Ps 149:4).
Are you one of his people? It is only his people who would be able to get to where he shares good things, that is, on the mountain (cf. Ps 24:1-6; see also Isa 25:6). Therefore remember that to be with the Lord is to do his will in purity of heart.
My dear, never allow yourself to miss your step even when Jesus seems to be far away. He is the light of the of the world (John 8:12) and his light never goes dim. If you persevere in him, he shall reward you with abundance (see Mark 4:21-25).
May the light of Christ lead you to do his will at all times so that you may gain the benefits of being in him, especially eternal life in the end. Amen.
Have a very happy day under his protection. Peace be with you.