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On Today’s Gospel

Posted: May 29, 2014 by CatholicJules in Personal Thoughts & Reflections

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Jesus never promised that we will not have suffering in our lives. But that He will be with us throughout and see us through it.

How many of us can say we suffered for His name? Have been ridiculed and laughed at? Have been scoffed at and taunted? Perhaps even mistreated, beaten and abused? Or simply went through hardship in labouring in Love in His name?

At the end of it, all His faithful will tell you that they had peace. Great joy filled their hearts as they were embraced by our Lord. Some, if not most even got to witness the fruits of their labour while they lived.

Praise be to God! Amen

FIRST READING
Acts 18:9–18

GOSPEL
John 16:20–23

Jesus said to his disciples:
“Amen, amen, I say to you, you will weep and mourn, while the world rejoices; you will grieve, but your grief will become joy. When a woman is in labor, she is in anguish because her hour has arrived; but when she has given birth to a child, she no longer remembers the pain because of her joy that a child has been born into the world. So you also are now in anguish. But I will see you again, and your hearts will rejoice, and no one will take your joy away from you. On that day you will not question me about anything. Amen, amen, I say to you, whatever you ask the Father in my name he will give you.”

On Today’s Gospel

Posted: May 29, 2014 by CatholicJules in Personal Thoughts & Reflections

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By His whole life from birth to death, death to new life our loving Lord has shown us the way. How to live in the light and the truth. How to love one another and has shown us how much God loves us. 

And before returning to His throne where He reigns with our heavenly Father. Jesus established His Church, He gave us the Sacraments and sent us the Holy Spirit; that we may know with our very being that He is with us through the end of time.

Now as children of God living in the light, we have been sent to unite all of His children scattered around the world. So that they too may know and experience His love in the knowledge and through the power of His Son, our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ. Amen

Ascension of the Lord

FIRST READING
Acts 1:1–11

SECOND READING
Ephesians 1:17–23

GOSPEL
Mathew 28:16–20

The eleven disciples went to Galilee, to the mountain to which Jesus had ordered them. When they saw him, they worshiped, but they doubted. Then Jesus approached and said to them, “All power in heaven and on earth has been given to me. Go, therefore, and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit, teaching them to observe all that I have commanded you. And behold, I am with you always, until the end of the age.”