Reflexion Dominicale

Holy Gospel of Jesus Christ according to Saint Luke 18,1-8.

Then he told them a parable about the necessity for them to pray always without becoming weary. He said,
There was a judge in a certain town who neither feared God nor respected any human being.
And a widow in that town used to come to him and say, ‘Render a just decision for me against my adversary.’
For a long time the judge was unwilling, but eventually he thought, ‘While it is true that I neither fear God nor respect any human being,
because this widow keeps bothering me I shall deliver a just decision for her lest she finally come and strike me.'”
The Lord said, “Pay attention to what the dishonest judge says.
Will not God then secure the rights of his chosen ones who call out to him day and night? Will he be slow to answer them?
I tell you, he will see to it that justice is done for them speedily. But when the Son of Man comes, will he find faith on earth?”


Second Letter to Timothy 3,14-17.4,1-2.

But you remain faithful to what you have learned and believed, because you know from whom you learned it, and that from infancy you have known (the) sacred scriptures, which are capable of giving you wisdom for salvation through faith in Christ Jesus.
All scripture is inspired by God and is useful for teaching, for refutation, for correction, and for training in righteousness, so that one who belongs to God may be competent, equipped for every good work.
I charge you in the presence of God and of Christ Jesus, who will judge the living and the dead, and by his appearing and his kingly power: proclaim the word; be persistent whether it is convenient or inconvenient; convince, reprimand, encourage through all patience and teaching.


The weekly reflection has always been in French since I started my blog. The daily (almost) blogs were in English. It is true that being a Mauritian at heart and through my up bring I have been through, I would readily write in English but in matters of religion I have a preference for French as most of my religious instructions were in French as well as my weekly mass is in the same language . I opt to make a change this week since recently I have been writing quite a fair bit in French so that my English readers would have the opportunity of reading my spiritual reflection.


Patience and perseverance are the two words that I retained in today’s readings. Yesterday itself whilst preparing to go to mass at St Pierre, I was pressed to move quicker for fear of being late for mass when I was busy correcting my blog. I exploded almost unconsciously in a bout of anger for being pushed for time! Needless to say that when I heard the readings at mass, I was moved to see how fast, the Lord had an answer for me.

 “Be persistent whether it is convenient or inconvenient; convince, reprimand, encourage through all patience and teaching.” The Second letter to Timothy had two lessons for me today.

 First, my health condition seems to be improving only very very slowly. The progression is so imperceptible that I often feel discourage and would give up the efforts to do my daily toll of exercises. What is the use of such large efforts and pains to gain such a minute result? Shall I give up? And yet the Lord is calling for my patience and perseverance.

 Second, of late I feel that I have out bursts of anger more frequently that before. Such behavior, on hind sight reflection, causes discomfort and stress to my immediate environment. I have work to do on myself to redress the situation. I do have the tools of ‘Anger Management’ which I was endowed with, earlier in my NLP courses. As NIKE’ slogan goes JUST DO IT.

I pray the Lord to give me more patience and perseverance to face my daily challenges.  Lord of justice, purveyor of all that I need, I implore you to increase my faith and give more strength to overcome my shortcomings.  Lord! Hear my prayer!