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On Today’s Gospel…

Posted: March 10, 2013 by CatholicJules in Personal Thoughts & Reflections

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Has our faith in Christ matured? Are we bearing fruit? Or are we still waiting for signs and wonders? Are we still waiting for our first God experience?

He is present with us, in the Word, in the Eucharist, when we are gathered together in His name and yet why do some of us still not see? Not feel His presence? Do not yet hear His voice?

The journey begins with an inner desire to know Him, and to know Him is to love Him. A personal desire for conversion, to be changed, to be transformed by Him. To die to ourselves, to our worldly desires and to live a new life with Him.  He will come to us if we call out to Him, to embrace us and lead us gently unto the path to His heavenly kingdom.  Why are some of us still holding on to our old way of lives?

For those who say I believe in Christ! He is the truth, the way, the life! Are you prepared to give reasons for your belief? For your hope? For your joy in the faith you profess? Do you dwell on His Word? Do you listen to His voice? His Will for you? Are you putting your gifts and talents into good use? Into building His kingdom? To feed His sheep?

See the contrast in faith of this royal official (nobleman) to that of the centurion who’s servant was sick. (Luke 7:2)  Still our Lord is merciful and His love nurtures; our faith in Him.  Glory be to the Father, and to the Son and to the Holy Spirit Amen.

GOSPEL John 4:43–54

At that time Jesus left [Samaria] for Galilee. For Jesus himself testified that a prophet has no honor in his native place. When he came into Galilee, the Galileans welcomed him, since they had seen all he had done in Jerusalem at the feast; for they themselves had gone to the feast. Then he returned to Cana in Galilee, where he had made the water wine. Now there was a royal official whose son was ill in Capernaum. When he heard that Jesus had arrived in Galilee from Judea, he went to him and asked him to come down and heal his son, who was near death. Jesus said to him, “Unless you people see signs and wonders, you will not believe.” The royal official said to him, “Sir, come down before my child dies.” Jesus said to him, “You may go; your son will live.” The man believed what Jesus said to him and left. While the man was on his way back, his slaves met him and told him that his boy would live. He asked them when he began to recover. They told him, “The fever left him yesterday, about one in the afternoon.” The father realized that just at that time Jesus had said to him, “Your son will live,” and he and his whole household came to believe. Now this was the second sign Jesus did when he came to Galilee from Judea.