Archive for May 18, 2014

On Today’s Gospel

Posted: May 18, 2014 by CatholicJules in Personal Thoughts & Reflections

How lucky I was the other day when I got a cheque through the mail from the government. Now I have money for my mum’s medical bill. Or I almost drowned when my canoe capsized, lucky I had enough strength to swim to my canoe which was floating away. I manage to hang on till help arrived.

How sad when we do not recognise God’s hand in our lives. Instead of giving Him thanks and praise, we attribute it to good fortune, luck! How many hold on to trinkets, lucky charms and bracelets? How many still thank their lucky stars or knock on wood?

How great and wonderful is our God that when we are faithful to His Word, He dwells in our hearts. In communion with Him He dispels all darkness, anger, disappointment, hurts and pains. We live in a His love, peace and joy and surrounds us.

Glory be to the Father and the Son and to the Holy Spirit. Amen

FIRST READING
Acts 14:5–18

GOSPEL
John 14:21–26

Jesus said to his disciples:
“Whoever has my commandments and observes them is the one who loves me. Whoever loves me will be loved by my Father, and I will love him and reveal myself to him.” Judas, not the Iscariot, said to him, “Master, then what happened that you will reveal yourself to us and not to the world?” Jesus answered and said to him, “Whoever loves me will keep my word, and my Father will love him, and we will come to him and make our dwelling with him. Whoever does not love me does not keep my words; yet the word you hear is not mine but that of the Father who sent me.

“I have told you this while I am with you. The Advocate, the Holy Spirit whom the Father will send in my name he will teach you everything and remind you of all that I told you.”