#10. What keeps you from going out to those in need who are around you?
What keeps you from going out to those in need who are around you?
Today’s Reading comes from the Gospel according to St. John (John 10:11-18)
Dzisiejsze Słowo pochodzi z Księgi Rodzaju (Rdz 32, 25 - 29)
“I am the good shepherd. The good shepherd lays down his life for the sheep.
I know my own and my own know me, just as the Father knows me and I know the Father.
And I lay down my life for the sheep. I have other sheep that do not belong to this fold.
I must bring them also, and they will listen to my voice. So there will be one flock, one shepherd.
For this reason the Father loves me, because I lay down my life in order to take it up again.
I have received this command from my Father.”
When we decide to serve others, we naturally arrive at various difficulties.
Fear or reluctance of giving up our own convenience may appear in us.
We may lack resources and skills. We can also meet with misunderstanding and rejection from other people.
What are your personal obstacles to helping others?
The Gospel shows us Jesus looking for other people,
who are poor in various ways.
In this search, Jesus confronts each and every difficulty.
He ultimately gives live, even for those, who reject Him.
Talk to Jesus about where the source of His love for people is.
Obstacles like to pretend to be giants.
When we encounter them, we often think about how it’s very difficult for us rather than how we can conquer them.
Remind yourself once again what stops you in life from going to those in need from your area.
This time think about who or what can help you in overcoming them.