Friday, August 3, 2012

Gospel Reflection

August 03, 2012
First Friday
Votive Mass of the Sacred Heart
by Rev. Fr. Joey Faller (Kamay ni Hesus Healing Center Quezon Province)

First Reading:               Jeremiah 26:1-9
Psalm:                         Psalm 69:5, 8-10, 14
Gospel:                        Matthew 13:54-58         

54 and coming to his own country he taught them in their synagogue, so that they were astonished, and said, "Where did this man get this wisdom and these mighty works? 55 Is not this the carpenter's son? Is not his mother called Mary? And are not his brothers James and Joseph and Simon and Judas? 56 And are not all his sisters with us? Where then did this man get all this?" 57 And they took offense at him. But Jesus said to them, "A prophet is not without honor except in his own country and in his own house." 58 And he did not do many mighty works there, because of their unbelief.


Father Joey said, just like the Gospel, Jesus cannot perform His miracle on us if we lack faith and a lively trust in Him. Sabi niya nagpunta siya sa US at naawa siya kasi he can see that the people there have lost faith and are depressed. They are losing jobs and their homes, and that now they are hungry for God’s word. It is only through faith in God that we can be healed, not only our bodies, but our heart and soul.