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On Today’s Gospel

Posted: May 4, 2014 by CatholicJules in Personal Thoughts & Reflections

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What does it mean to believe in Jesus? Is it simply enough to utter our belief with our mouths? The prayers of many are still prayers of well being for themselves and their loved ones, which in itself is not wrong. But how many pray to know and do our Father’s Will? How many search for the counsel of Jesus to say the right thing and perform the right action so as to draw others to the Kingdom of God?

To believe in Jesus is to love and serve and God our Father and to do His Will. To carry our cross daily, constantly struggling to avoid temptation and sin. To be faithful to the Holy Word of God.

And when we remain faithful, we know that the grace, love and peace of God is upon us. No one can say anything or have the upper hand against us in matters of faith and morals. We work for the love of God and our brethren. Our joy, our reward is in doing our Father’s Will for which it is all that we need; all that nourishes, all that sustains, and is all encompassing. Amen

FIRST READING
Acts 6:8–15

GOSPEL
John 6:22–29

[After Jesus had fed the five thousand men, his disciples saw him walking on the sea.] The next day, the crowd that remained across the sea saw that there had been only one boat there, and that Jesus had not gone along with his disciples in the boat, but only his disciples had left. Other boats came from Tiberias near the place where they had eaten the bread when the Lord gave thanks. When the crowd saw that neither Jesus nor his disciples were there, they themselves got into boats and came to Capernaum looking for Jesus. And when they found him across the sea they said to him, “Rabbi, when did you get here?” Jesus answered them and said, “Amen, amen, I say to you, you are looking for me not because you saw signs but because you ate the loaves and were filled. Do not work for food that perishes but for the food that endures for eternal life, which the Son of Man will give you. For on him the Father, God, has set his seal.” So they said to him, “What can we do to accomplish the works of God?” Jesus answered and said to them, “This is the work of God, that you believe in the one he sent.”

Reflection

Posted: May 4, 2014 by CatholicJules in Personal Thoughts & Reflections

The higher up you go in growth and knowledge of your faith, there is a risk of pride, impatience, detachment; a disconnect with your brothers and sisters in Christ as they are left behind. The higher up you go the lower your head must be.

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