“For there must be divisions among you, in order that those who are genuine among you may be recognized.” - 1 Cor 11:19
Does God really want division among His people? Of course not. God wants His people to always be united. But because of the stubbornness of our human hearts, God allowed mankind to be divided.
Basically, if anything is scattered, it will be difficult to maintain something. On the other hand, if they stick together, they will be strong even though they have been separated. Likewise, God's people, both individuals and groups, will remain strong in faith in God, if we do not separate ourselves from Jesus, who is the Source of our lives.
Sometimes we face various temptations and challenges in life, just like global pandemic of Covid 19 that still haunts us today. In uncertainty, we should remain united with God who may have his own plans behind this pandemic. The best option for us is to pray and surrender completely to God's will and power because only He alone could find the answer, why this pandemic happened. If we lose hope, we will find ourselves hopeless, restless, and sad because of many questions are still unanswered.
God doesn’t want us to lose hope. This is the time for us to prove our loyalty to Him. Stay strong in obstacles of life, so that God who is faithful will be happy to see us faithful. God bless us all.
Reflection on 1 Corinthians 11:17-22 by Sr. Yanti Purnawati SFSC
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