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Let Nothing Stop You from Doing This. Reflection on Mark 3:1-6.

Breakfast with the Word Wednesday Week 2 in Ordinary Time of the Year

 

 

 

In today’s gospel of Mark 3:1-6, Jesus enters a synagogue as usual. In the synagogue, there was a man who has a withered hand. The Pharisees and the teachers watch sternly at Him to see if He would heal on the Sabbath.

 

Knowing what they are harbouring in their hearts, Jesus asks them if it is good or evil to save life or to kill. They said nothing.

 

Looking angrily at them and despite their evil intention and plan against Him, Jesus brought the man out in the middle and healed the man.

 

Instead of becoming happy that Jesus relieves someone of his pains and sickness, the Pharisees went out and began to plot with the Herodians on how to eliminate Jesus.

 

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The Danger Ahead.

 

In this episode, Jesus knows the danger ahead. He knows what the leaders are planning against Him. In Mark 3:1-6, Mark says that they are watching Him closely to see if He would heal or not on the sabbath day.

 

Jesus knows they will eventually plan to kill Him after this. Yet in all these, nothing stopped Jesus from doing good. In life let no one, let nothing stop you from doing good.

 

Do not expect every person to be happy with whatever you do but always focus on doing what is right. There may be some people who because of the fear of the unknown or the fear of an imminent attack may like to join the winning team even if the winning team is not doing well.

 

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In this gospel of Mark 3:1-6, Jesus tells us that it is even better to stand alone protecting lives than joining a winning force that does not mean good for people. Let nothing stop you from doing good even if it means standing alone.

 

 

Not Everyone means Good.

 

When you look at what happened today (In this gospel of Mark 3:1-6), we would observe that the leaders are not interested in what Jesus is teaching or doing.

 

Their interest is not even on how to become like Jesus and also heal the people that come to them. They are not prepared to learn but always ready to fight, attack and destroy.

 

We have these kinds of people around us. We always find them in our homes, families, places of work, among our friends etc. Like these people come around Jesus today, they always come around you but they look for little opportunities to pull you down and make jest of you. Not everyone who comes close means good.

 

These leaders are in the synagogue and would have been happy that a man was delivered from pains through Jesus. These healing today is supposed to be a reason to be joyful, but this was not even their intention.

 

In the same vein, some who come around you also have different intentions. Always be careful with people. Remember this happened in the synagogue.

 

Today also, many come to churches with different intentions. Not all you see in a place of worship are there to worship God. But despite these, let nothing stop you from worshiping God and doing what is good.

 

It is better if we can save than to Kill.

 

In Mark 3:1-6, Jesus reveals and teaches us today is that it is better to save a life than to kill it. Despite the opposition and challenges, let nothing stop you from doing good. The problem with the Jewish leaders is that they see Jesus as a rival when His focus is nothing but to do the will of God.

There are times you work and people begin to envy you for nothing. Some may begin to see you as a rival. This sometimes makes you feel worried and distressed. Beloved, always focus on doing what is right. At last, your good heart will vindicate all you do. It is better to help, save, protect and build than to destroy, kill and allow something to go wrong just because someone will begin to think somehow. At last, it is our good deeds that speak for us on the judgement day and not our silence.

 

May God bless you dearest and give us the grace to do good always. May He always protect you. Amen

 

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69 Comments
  1. Sylvia Adibe says

    Amen πŸ™ Lord give me the grace to always do good

  2. Ifeoma Ugwueze says

    Amen πŸ™πŸ™

  3. Grace Yina says

    Amen

  4. Beatrice Solomon says

    Amen.
    help me to do good Lord

  5. Mercy E Johnny says

    Amen, Lord Jesus, strengthen me to always be kind, helpful, and good to all who are in need around me through Christ our Lord. Amen

  6. Ugwu Obianuju G says

    Amen

  7. Yolanda Malebatsane says

    Amen

  8. Boitumelo Malebatsane says

    Amen a good heart is always good not because you want to be likedπŸ™

  9. Mary Chioma Nwauzu says

    May the Lord give me the grace to do His will always. Amen

  10. Okonkwo onyinye says

    AMEN

  11. Leah Uchechukwu says

    Amen

  12. Regina mueni says

    Amen

  13. Margaret Awum says

    Amen πŸ™

  14. Agina Uchenna says

    Amen

  15. Uchechukwu Egbo says

    Amen πŸ™πŸ™πŸ™, O LORD my God please help me to always do good and please You, than to do bad in other to please the crowed πŸ™. Thanks for this beautiful breakfast πŸ™

  16. Onyekonwu Ngozi says

    Thank you Jesus for another opportunity to be in a breakfast table with you. Lord empower me to be stronger to face my opposition every day through Jesus Christ our Lord Amen.

  17. Onyekonwu Johnmary Kenechukwu says

    I thank God for giving me the privilege of being served his morning breakfast.
    I pray that God gives me the strength and Grace to put this into practice everyday……… Amen πŸ™.

  18. Ndukwe Amanda says

    Amen Fr

  19. Chizoba Ekwueme says

    Amen and Amen!

  20. Mailoushi James says

    Amen, remain blessed Bro. Good day

  21. Ilokwe Rose Charity says

    Amen

  22. Eze Juliana Nkechi says

    Amen.

  23. Nancy chizoba says

    Amen πŸ™ thank you, for this wonderful reflection.

  24. David Sunday Edore says

    Amen, may the grace of God be upon us to always be good to others no matter what people may say about us. Amen.

  25. Chinyere Ezemelue says

    Amen.
    Lord, Help us to always choose good over evil.

  26. Josephine kanu says

    Amen

  27. Onyeoma Ukamaka says

    Amen

  28. Blessing Iortsugh says

    Amen and Amen

  29. Chioma Frances Egwuogu says

    Amen

  30. Dorothy Mary Iyinbor says

    Amen thanks brother God bless you

  31. Blessing Salifu says

    Amen πŸ™ πŸ™ πŸ™

  32. Onyinyechi Emeka-Ude says

    Amen.

  33. Linda Dawam says

    Amen

  34. Grace uba says

    Amen

  35. Gabriel-Martin says

    Amen Fr

  36. Angela Ekere says

    The grace to stand firm on what is good and right grant unto me O Lord. Amen

  37. Regina Ajua Mobu says

    Amen

  38. Chinwendu Loveth says

    Amen.
    Oh Lord, please give me the grace to always do good irrespective of all odd.

  39. John says

    Amen

  40. Anidiobi Sylvia Ngozi says

    Heavenly Father help me to always do good & do the right thing Amen

  41. Awodike Florence says

    Father Please give me the Grace to always focus on doing what is right..
    Thanks and God bless you Father

  42. Munachimso onuoha says

    amen

  43. Iyorshe David Terver says

    Thank you for this beautiful samon and encouragement .because most times I think of no longer doing good to people again .with these words it gives me hope God help me to always try to stay good amen .

  44. Dim ChyMaria UdaraChukwu says

    Amen. thank you dearly Padre

  45. Amalu Gloria says

    Amen. May God gives us grace to do good always no matter the mocking we get from people. Amen

  46. Carmela U. E. says

    Amen! & Amen! Thanks and God bless you too Fr.

  47. Faleye Dora says

    Amen

  48. Peter Anthony Dodoh says

    Amen πŸ™πŸ™πŸ™

  49. Udemezue Martina Mary says

    Amen

  50. Jane chuks says

    Amen πŸ™Œ

  51. Umeze Rosemary says

    Amen

  52. Dr Nick Onyia says

    For sufficient grace to do your will always despite prevailing challenges, I pray oh Lord, amenπŸ™πŸΌ Remain richly blessed, fr.

  53. Grace Ngozi Ugwu says

    Amen, God bless you Fr

  54. Asukwo Eunice says

    Amen

  55. Cordelia Agudosi says

    Amen

  56. Dr.Julie says

    Amen

  57. Chisom Egwudike says

    Amen

  58. Godwin Odah says

    Amen πŸ‘.
    Lord I need your grace to help me be of help to those who look up to me for help, through Christ our Lord… Amen πŸ‘.

  59. Ighekpe Agbodesi Winifred says

    Amen

  60. Mbama Christiana says

    Amen. Thank You Lord for your love and compassion upon us your unworthy servants. Amen.

  61. Ugwu Josephine Nnenna. says

    Amen. Thank you.

  62. Nwatu Nneka P says

    Amen and Amen

  63. Bibiana Uche Unachukwu and family says

    Amen πŸ™πŸ™πŸ™

  64. Enibe Jacinta Amara says

    Amen.

  65. Abuah Judith says

    Amen thanks bro

  66. Michael Uzoechiena says

    Amen Padre and God’s Divine wisdom and strength.

  67. Michael Jones says

    Amen

  68. Emelda says

    Amen

  69. Dinmah Lucy Chinyere says

    Amen

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