Kae Geneciran, Little Whispers

Playstation & Gameboy

First Reading
Jonah 3:1-10 
The word of the Lord was addressed a second time to Jonah: ‘Up!’
he said ‘Go to Nineveh, the great city, and preach to them as I told you to.’
Jonah set out and went to Nineveh in obedience to the word of the Lord.
Now Nineveh was a city great beyond compare: it took three days to cross it.
Jonah went on into the city, making a day’s journey.
He preached in these words, ‘Only forty days more and Nineveh is going to be destroyed.’
And the people of Nineveh believed in God; they proclaimed a fast and put on sackcloth,
from the greatest to the least.
The news reached the king of Nineveh, who rose from his throne, took off his robe,
put on sackcloth and sat down in ashes.
A proclamation was then promulgated throughout Nineveh, by decree of the king and his ministers, as follows:
‘Men and beasts, herds and flocks, are to taste nothing; they must not eat, they must not drink water.
All are to put on sackcloth and call on God with all their might;
and let everyone renounce his evil behaviour and the wicked things he has done.
Who knows if God will not change his mind and relent, if he will not renounce his burning wrath, so that we do not perish?’
God saw their efforts to renounce their evil behaviour, and God relented: he did not inflict on them the disaster which he had threatened.

Responsorial Psalm
Psalm 129:1-4,7-8

If you, O Lord, should mark our guilt: Lord, who would survive?
Out of the depths I cry to you, O Lord,
Lord, hear my voice!
O let your ears be attentive
to the voice of my pleading.
If you, O Lord, should mark our guilt: Lord, who would survive?
If you, O Lord, should mark our guilt,
Lord, who would survive?
But with you is found forgiveness:
for this we revere you.
If you, O Lord, should mark our guilt: Lord, who would survive?
Because with the Lord there is mercy
and fullness of redemption,
Israel indeed he will redeem
from all its iniquity.
If you, O Lord, should mark our guilt: Lord, who would survive?

Gospel
Luke 10:38-42

Jesus came to a village,
and a woman named Martha welcomed him into her house.
She had a sister called Mary, who sat down at the Lord’s feet
and listened to him speaking.
Now Martha who was distracted with all the serving said,
‘Lord, do you not care that my sister is leaving me to do the serving all by myself?
Please tell her to help me.’
But the Lord answered: ‘Martha, Martha,’
he said,
‘you worry and fret about so many things, and yet few are needed, indeed only one. It is Mary who has chosen the better part; it is not to be taken from her.’


procrastinate

“When God saw by their actions how they turned from their evil way, he repented of the evil that he had threatened to do to them; he did not carry it out.” (Jonah 3:10)

REFLECTION
One thing I loved to do back when I was in grade school (and until now): procrastinating. I never
studied for an upcoming exam unless it was the day before the exam. One reason for my laziness would be my addiction to playing Playstation and Gameboy. Playing with those game consoles takes up so much of my time and energy that literally nothing is left for studying.

My parents noticed my bad habits and told me that if I wasn’t going to change and know my priorities, they would take away my Playstation and Gameboy. I didn’t listen and one day I went home from school and found out that my parents really did hide my game consoles. I was mad at first but I realized that I was the one committing a mistake. From this, I learned to prioritize my studies and not to procrastinate. I changed my ways and after a while, my parents gave me back my Playstation and Gameboy!

Every day is a new day given to us by God for us to contemplate our wrong ways and change them; every day is a new day for us to ask for forgiveness for our mistakes and be forgiven. Today, the Lord is knocking on our hearts to be humble enough to admit our wrong doings, bad habits and wrong ways and ask forgiveness for them. Today is a chance for us to start fresh away from the negatives and to start anew!

Prayer
Lord, thank You for reminding me today that I can always start changing for the better. May I
break away from all my negative habits and ways little by little. Thank You for Your gift of forgiveness.

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