Sunday, June 22, 2008
Do Not Be Afraid
Jesus tells the Twelve in today's Gospel (Matthew 10)"Fear no one."
We hear the same message over and over in the Gospels: "Do not be afraid!" In today's Gospel Jesus says "do not be afraid of those who kill the body but cannot kill the soul; rather, be afraid of the one who can destroy both soul and body in Gehenna."
Jesus immediately adds: "Are not two sparrows sold for a small coin? Yet not one of them falls to the ground without your Father's knowledge. Even the hairs of your head are counted. So do not be afraid."
Again, we have a call to trust God who loves us so much!
Here is a quote from Mother Teresa: "I know God will not give me anything I can't handle. I just wish that God didn't trust me so much."