Call to be a Prophet

Dear friends: Only twice the gospel records that Jesus is amazed. He was amazed at the faith of that pagan centurion who said to Jesus, “Lord I’m not worthy that you should enter under my roof.”  But then here, Jesus was able to perform a miracle. Secondly, Jesus was amazed at the lack of faith of His fellow villagers, when they said how did this come to Him? Who gave Him authority to perform such miracles? So they took offense with Him. But here Jesus could do any miracles. They find Jesus far too ordinary. For them, He was merely the village carpenter and the son of Mary.

Friends, this can happen to us also. This is something happening also in the present world. The world wants Jesus to be someone sensational, superman. The scripture teaches us, our God who is powerful, humbled Himself and became human like us, in all things but sin. We are called to be prophets —  humble, courageous and honest. Let Jesus guide us in our work of building the kingdom of God

Fr. Jerome Mascarenhas


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