Matthew 10:37-42 Reflection – Jesus Mingling Within

Reflection on Matthew 10:37-42

Have you ever thought about the different kinds of love you might have? Is your love of your spouse, parent, child, friends and your hobbies the same? Have you ever thought about their order? Where is God in your hierarchy of love?  Jesus challenges us to have God above all which is easy to do if you consider Jesus is actually inside. By filtering out the reality of Jesus mingling within of His presence, power and sacrifice we deny our reward.

 

Additional Ordinary Time Reflections

Matthew 10   New Revised Standard Version Catholic Edition (NRSVCE)

Whoever loves father or mother more than me is not worthy of me; and whoever loves son or daughter more than me is not worthy of me; 38 and whoever does not take up the cross and follow me is not worthy of me. 39 Those who find their life will lose it, and those who lose their life for my sake will find it.

Rewards

40 “Whoever welcomes you welcomes me, and whoever welcomes me welcomes the one who sent me. 41 Whoever welcomes a prophet in the name of a prophet will receive a prophet’s reward; and whoever welcomes a righteous person in the name of a righteous person will receive the reward of the righteous; 42 and whoever gives even a cup of cold water to one of these little ones in the name of a disciple—truly I tell you, none of these will lose their reward.”

 

Thank you for meditating on this daily Gospel reading and considering this reflection on Matthew 10:37-42.