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On Today’s Gospel

Posted: May 9, 2014 by CatholicJules in Personal Thoughts & Reflections

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Since Monday of this week we see how all our Lord taught and promised in the Gospels were fulfilled in His resurrection and of the Eucharist. And we see it in the light of post-resurrection even though the Scripture texts were before it.

We can therefore rejoice in the Truth that Jesus our Lord and Saviour, the Son of God has come to offer us eternal life. By following our Shepherd faithfully as true disciples, we witness God’s glory by the deeds performed in His name. We see it in the wonderful changes in the lives of our brethren.

Or we can choose to turn away from Him and return to our former way of ‘life’.

Lord Jesus, I hear Your voice, You know me and I follow You. Amen

FIRST READING
Acts 9:31–42

GOSPEL
John 6:60–69

Many of the disciples of Jesus who were listening said, “This saying is hard; who can accept it?” Since Jesus knew that his disciples were murmuring about this, he said to them, “Does this shock you? What if you were to see the Son of Man ascending to where he was before? It is the Spirit that gives life, while the flesh is of no avail. The words I have spoken to you are Spirit and life. But there are some of you who do not believe.” Jesus knew from the beginning the ones who would not believe and the one who would betray him. And he said, “For this reason I have told you that no one can come to me unless it is granted him by my Father.”

As a result of this, many of his disciples returned to their former way of life and no longer walked with him. Jesus then said to the Twelve, “Do you also want to leave?” Simon Peter answered him, “Master, to whom shall we go? You have the words of eternal life. We have come to believe and are convinced that you are the Holy One of God.”