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What Holds Us Back? Family Reflection Video

What Holds Us Back? Family Reflection Video

Why pray?

Are we living through God or our own ways?

A farmer with three donkeys didn’t have enough rope, so he pretended to tie the third one to a tree in order to make it stay. When it was time to leave, the donkey would not move until the farmer realized he had to pretend to untie the donkey to make it go.

Jesus is displeased with Chorazin and Bethsaida today because they are living in an illusion, like the donkey. What holds them back from following Jesus is the illusory comfort their lives hold. The people have neglected the Word of God to eat, sleep, drink, and do as they please. We must do our best to be listening for what will truly fulfill us.

Do we hear Jesus calling us? What could be holding us back from him?

Pray with me today in keeping our ears open to hearing Jesus’s call and being ready to answer it.

About Father Jilson Tom, C.S.C.

Father Jilson Tom, C.S.C. is from the Northeast India Province of Holy Cross. A native of Kerala, Father Jilson has been serving in a parish and school ministry since his ordination twelve years ago. He joins the Family Rosary team as an Assistant, while he works to study Pastoral Counseling in the Boston area. With a personal devotion to Mother Mary, Father Jilson is thrilled to be working to enhance family prayer through the Rosary. And if you ever need a listening ear or want to play a board game, Father Jilson’s your guy!