Bea Borromeo, Little Whispers

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First Reading
ROM 10:9-18

Brothers and sisters:
If you confess with your mouth that Jesus is Lord
and believe in your heart that God raised him from the dead,
you will be saved.
For one believes with the heart and so is justified,
and one confesses with the mouth and so is saved.
The Scripture says,
No one who believes in him will be put to shame.
There is no distinction between Jew and Greek;
the same Lord is Lord of all,
enriching all who call upon him.
For everyone who calls on the name of the Lord will be saved.

But how can they call on him in whom they have not believed?
And how can they believe in him of whom they have not heard?
And how can they hear without someone to preach?
And how can people preach unless they are sent?
As it is written,
How beautiful are the feet of those who bring the good news!
But not everyone has heeded the good news;
for Isaiah says, Lord, who has believed what was heard from us?
Thus faith comes from what is heard,
and what is heard comes through the word of Christ.
But I ask, did they not hear?
Certainly they did; for

Their voice has gone forth to all the earth,
and their words to the ends of the world.

Responsorial Psalm
PS 19:8, 9, 10, 11
R. (10) The judgments of the Lord are true, and all of them are just.
or:
R. (John 6:63) Your words, Lord, are Spirit and life.

The law of the LORD is perfect,
refreshing the soul;
The decree of the LORD is trustworthy,
giving wisdom to the simple.
R. The judgments of the Lord are true, and all of them are just.
or:
R. Your words, Lord, are Spirit and life.

The precepts of the LORD are right,
rejoicing the heart;
The command of the LORD is clear,
enlightening the eye.
R. The judgments of the Lord are true, and all of them are just.
or:
R. Your words, Lord, are Spirit and life.

The fear of the LORD is pure,
enduring forever;
The ordinances of the LORD are true,
all of them just.
R. The judgments of the Lord are true, and all of them are just.
or:
R. Your words, Lord, are Spirit and life.

They are more precious than gold,
than a heap of purest gold;
Sweeter also than syrup
or honey from the comb.
R. The judgments of the Lord are true, and all of them are just.
or:
R. Your words, Lord, are Spirit and life.

Gospel
MT 4:18-22

As Jesus was walking by the Sea of Galilee, he saw two brothers,
Simon who is called Peter, and his brother Andrew,
casting a net into the sea; they were fishermen.
He said to them,
“Come after me, and I will make you fishers of men.”
At once they left their nets and followed him.
He walked along from there and saw two other brothers,
James, the son of Zebedee, and his brother John.
They were in a boat, with their father Zebedee, mending their nets.
He called them, and immediately they left their boat and their father
and followed him.


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“For everyone who calls on the name of the Lord will be saved.” (Romans 10:13)

REFLECTION
Having a brother was never an easy job. Everyday, I had to deal with my very own biological enemy. Every. Single. Day.

I can still remember the times when my kuya and I would fight over the silliest of things. He would always annoy me by hiding the remote control of the TV, by not letting me borrow his Playstation and his Gameboy despite knowing the fact that I don’t have those things because I only have my Barbie dolls which I don’t like playing some times.

Time really flies very fast and before I even noticed it, the one I hated the most is now the person right next to me. He is with me through thick and thin; my brother and my partner in crime. He knows everything about me up to the point that he would help me sneak under our parents’ noses and cover up for everything I have done before. But most importantly, he made a way for me to join the BLD community, letting me meet awesome people whom we consider as our second family.

Regardless of how disrespectful I am towards him sometimes, no matter how many times we fight, no matter how many times we have hurt each other, no matter how confusing he is, I always remind myself that he is my brother; the one I will find right next to me whenever I feel sad and alone.

We may be confused, uncertain or even doubtful about how we will get to the exact place where the Lord wants us to be. But bear in mind that He will never let you be alone in your journey. You just have to trust and wait for His perfect time for you. Just like in my situation, I have found my buddy-slash-brother-in-Christ that will surely be with me until I reach His beautiful destination.

Reflection Song

Oceans by Hillsong United

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