Wednesday, October 20, 2021

In Spe | In Hope

"... and we rejoice in hope of the glory of God." — Romans 5:2 (ESV) 

Photo by Jozef Trzebuniak

Our reflection for today is taken from Romans 5:1-2 "We rejoice in our misery".

For people who do not know God or for believers who have no hope, tribulation is the greatest cross in life. Tribulation is sometimes seen as a curse for sins committed in the past. Today Saint Paul in his letter to the Romans, reminds us that as believers we may stand in grace and may even boast in our affliction because Jesus who is the Source of our hope always gives us the grace to persevere in hope.

As Christians, we should be proud that we have not lost faith in Him, God who never discriminates His people. He is not choosy upon hearing all the complaints and groans of His people. At the appointed time, our prayers will always be answered as long as we are patient in hope and wait for His time because God's time is not ours. In difficult moments when we are almost desperate, God the Holy Spirit who always inspires, reminds us not to lose hope, but to surrender completely to God's will.

Brothers and sisters, let us always submit our will to God, asking that our daily plans and activities and life services may be pleasing and in accordance with God's will. Thus, our lives will always be blessed. God bless us all.

Reflection on Romans 5:1-2 by Sr. Yanti Purnawati SFSC

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