Kitkat Fernandez, Little Whispers

Constant

First Reading
1 THES 5:1-6, 9-11
Concerning times and seasons, brothers and sisters,
you have no need for anything to be written to you.
For you yourselves know very well
that the day of the Lord will come like a thief at night.
When people are saying, “Peace and security,”
then sudden disaster comes upon them,
like labor pains upon a pregnant woman,
and they will not escape.

But you, brothers and sisters, are not in darkness,
for that day to overtake you like a thief.
For all of you are children of the light
and children of the day.
We are not of the night or of darkness.
Therefore, let us not sleep as the rest do,
but let us stay alert and sober.
For God did not destine us for wrath,
but to gain salvation through our Lord Jesus Christ,
who died for us, so that whether we are awake or asleep
we may live together with him.
Therefore, encourage one another and build one another up,
as indeed you do.

Responsorial Psalm
PS 27:1, 4, 13-14
R. (13) I believe that I shall see the good things of the Lord in the land of the living.
The LORD is my light and my salvation;
whom should I fear?
The LORD is my life’s refuge;
of whom should I be afraid?
R. I believe that I shall see the good things of the Lord in the land of the living.
One thing I ask of the LORD;
this I seek:
To dwell in the house of the LORD
all the days of my life,
That I may gaze on the loveliness of the LORD
and contemplate his temple.
R. I believe that I shall see the good things of the Lord in the land of the living.
I believe that I shall see the bounty of the LORD
in the land of the living.
Wait for the LORD with courage;
be stouthearted, and wait for the LORD.
R. I believe that I shall see the good things of the Lord in the land of the living.

Gospel
LK 4:31-37
Jesus went down to Capernaum, a town of Galilee.
He taught them on the sabbath,
and they were astonished at his teaching
because he spoke with authority.
In the synagogue there was a man with the spirit of an unclean demon,
and he cried out in a loud voice,
“What have you to do with us, Jesus of Nazareth?
Have you come to destroy us?
I know who you are–the Holy One of God!”
Jesus rebuked him and said, “Be quiet! Come out of him!”
Then the demon threw the man down in front of them
and came out of him without doing him any harm.
They were all amazed and said to one another,
“What is there about his word?
For with authority and power he commands the unclean spirits,
and they come out.”
And news of him spread everywhere in the surrounding region.


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Therefore, encourage one another and build one another up.” (1 Thessalonians 5:11)

 REFLECTION

I was the type of person who had a lot of close friends but never considered any particular person my best friend. It may not seem like it but I secretly built an invisible wall because as far as I knew, people who open up to others are most likely to get hurt in the end and I was scared to be one of those.

Bea and I met back in 2011 during our Youth Life in the Spirit Seminar. We arrived early in the venue since our siblings were both part of the working team and there was nothing to do but to simply talk to each other. We got along pretty well and soon enough, we became the closest of friends.

I was surprised to see myself opening up to someone as much as I did to Bea. I don’t think she knows but her constant encouragement pushed me to do more and become better. I used to have doubts about singing in front of people but knowing how Bea would always support me, I ended up becoming part of our community’s praise vocals with her.

Just like with Jesus, you only need to open yourself up to experience His love. Allow yourself to be loved and in return, share this same love to others who find it difficult to accept love. Once you are able to let Him in, great things start to happen even if you don’t realize it. 🙂

Prayer

Author

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1 thought on “Constant”

  1. Great sharing kit. Thanks Bea for bringing out the best in kit, encouraging her to use her talent. May the good Lord continue to guide and bless you both. Love you.

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