Archive for May 19, 2014

On Today’s Gospel

Posted: May 19, 2014 by CatholicJules in Personal Thoughts & Reflections

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Why would anyone who gets beaten, rebuked and perhaps even cursed; get up and do the very thing he or she got beaten up for? For the same people and many others? Can we do likewise?

Is it not truly for the love of Christ? That many people like them have suffered and died so that others may truly live? For these martyrs the risen Lord is real and living in their lives. They have experienced Him and are embraced in His love. They have the peace of Christ in them and they have nothing to fear. For He promised He would return to them and lead them home with Him and God always keep His promises. Amen

Lord into Your hands I commend, my spirit.

FIRST READING
Acts 14:19–28

GOSPEL
John 14:27–31a

Jesus said to his disciples:
“Peace I leave with you; my peace I give to you. Not as the world gives do I give it to you. Do not let your hearts be troubled or afraid. You heard me tell you, ‘I am going away and I will come back to you.’ If you loved me, you would rejoice that I am going to the Father; for the Father is greater than I. And now I have told you this before it happens, so that when it happens you may believe. I will no longer speak much with you, for the ruler of the world is coming. He has no power over me, but the world must know that I love the Father and that I do just as the Father has commanded me.”