Good News Inspiration for Daily Life
Description: Jesus says in Mark 9 that whoever is not against us is for us. The reality of this often takes us by surprise in unexpected partners. There are many surprises in the kingdom of God, especially when dealing with people. This bulletin insert for the 26th Sunday of Ordinary Time explains how to recognize when someone is truly against us or is, in reality, God’s instrument for us.
It can seem like someone is against us when really they are not. And some people side with us but only for their own agenda; they’re not interested in assisting the purposes that God has for our lives.
To figure it out, we have to separate ourselves from the heat and frustrations of the experience and sit quietly with Jesus. After we vent to him our fears and anger and then forgive those who seem to be against us, we will be open to hearing a more divine assessment of the situation.
Ideas for use: Bulletin insert for the 26th Sunday of Ordinary Time, staff and ministry meetings, faith sharing communities, leadership training, RCIA, etc.
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