Archive for May 3, 2013

On Today’s Gospel

Posted: May 3, 2013 by CatholicJules in Personal Thoughts & Reflections

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“Have I been with you for so long a time and you still do not know me, [your name]?”

How well do I know my Lord and saviour? What has Jesus spoken to me today? If He hasn’t, then why? Have I prepared myself to hear Him?

What great things have we done for God or for our brethren today? What is great in our eyes is often Not. What is little in our eyes could be great in God’s. Do we always try our very best to do what is pleasing to God our Father and not what is pleasing to us?

Lord Jesus, I love you and long to know You more and more each passing day. Help me in my daily struggle to resist sin so that I may always walk in Your light and do what is pleasing to you. In your most precious name who reign with the Father and the Holy Spirit, one God forever and ever. Amen

GOSPEL John 14:6–14

Jesus said to Thomas, “I am the way and the truth and the life. No one comes to the Father except through me. If you know me, then you will also know my Father. From now on you do know him and have seen him.” Philip said to him, “Master, show us the Father, and that will be enough for us.” Jesus said to him, “Have I been with you for so long a time and you still do not know me, Philip? Whoever has seen me has seen the Father. How can you say, ‘Show us the Father’? Do you not believe that I am in the Father and the Father is in me? The words that I speak to you I do not speak on my own. The Father who dwells in me is doing his works. Believe me that I am in the Father and the Father is in me, or else, believe because of the works themselves. Amen, amen, I say to you, whoever believes in me will do the works that I do, and will do greater ones than these, because I am going to the Father. And whatever you ask in my name, I will do, so that the Father may be glorified in the Son. If you ask anything of me in my name, I will do it.”