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On Today’s Gospel

Posted: March 13, 2013 by CatholicJules in Personal Thoughts & Reflections

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When we recite the creed, are we doing in so communion with our brethren in heaven and here on earth? Do we honour Jesus and our heavenly Father in all we say or do?

Do we honour Jesus when we say we do not believe in His real presence in the Eucharist? Did He not tell us this is so in John 6?
Do we honour Jesus when we say we don’t believe in the sacrament of reconciliation He established through His Church?
Do we honour Him when we agree it is ok to kill unborn children through abortion?
Do we honour Jesus when we go against the sanctity of marriage and family life by allowing same sex marriages?
Do we truly honour Him, when we pick, choose and follow only the statutes and laws we agree on from which God our Father gave us through His Word?

Jesus has come through, with and in the love of God to lead us from damnation to true life. Whoever hears His word and believes in Him who sent Jesus, has eternal life; the faithful does not come into judgment, but has passed from death to life. Let us listen for and to the voice of our Eternal Shepherd who speaks to us daily….

Can a mother forget her infant, be without tenderness for the child of her womb? Even should she forget, I will never forget you. Says the Lord our God. Amen

GOSPEL
John 5:17–30

17 But Jesus answered them, “My Father is working still, and I am working.” 18 This was why the Jews sought all the more to kill him, because he not only broke the sabbath but also called God his Father, making himself equal with God.
19 Jesus said to them, “Truly, truly, I say to you, the Son can do nothing of his own accord, but only what he sees the Father doing; for whatever he does, that the Son does likewise. 20 For the Father loves the Son, and shows him all that he himself is doing; and greater works than these will he show him, that you may marvel. 21 For as the Father raises the dead and gives them life, so also the Son gives life to whom he will. 22 The Father judges no one, but has given all judgment to the Son, 23 that all may honor the Son, even as they honor the Father. He who does not honor the Son does not honor the Father who sent him. 24 Truly, truly, I say to you, he who hears my word and believes him who sent me, has eternal life; he does not come into judgment, but has passed from death to life.
25 “Truly, truly, I say to you, the hour is coming, and now is, when the dead will hear the voice of the Son of God, and those who hear will live. 26 For as the Father has life in himself, so he has granted the Son also to have life in himself, 27 and has given him authority to execute judgment, because he is the Son of man. 28 Do not marvel at this; for the hour is coming when all who are in the tombs will hear his voice 29 and come forth, those who have done good, to the resurrection of life, and those who have done evil, to the resurrection of judgment.
30 “I can do nothing on my own authority; as I hear, I judge; and my judgment is just, because I seek not my own will but the will of him who sent me.