On Today’s Gospel

Posted: May 2, 2015 by CatholicJules in Personal Thoughts & Reflections

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Even in our Church today, there will be some leaders whom have lost sight. And shifted the focus on being Christ centred unto themselves. They may resort to fighting an idea or project simply because the one presenting it is not one from their inner circle. Their actions and words may lead others astray.

As we call ourselves Christians then we must be faithful to our Lord and saviour Jesus Christ. For to be Christian is to be Christ centred in everything we say or do, as to remain one Body in Him leading one another into His Kingdom while building it up. We are called to be shepherds of the world always leading the different flocks home by the grace our Father gives us. The road ahead may be filled with obstacles and hardships but we will overcome them all with joy for we carry the Lord in our hearts.

We love and thank You Heavenly Father for Your love is upon us.
We love and thank You Jesus for Your love is upon us.
We love and thank You Holy Spirit for Your love is upon us. Amen

First reading
Acts 13:44-52

The next sabbath almost the whole town assembled to hear the word of God. When they saw the crowds, the Jews, prompted by jealousy, used blasphemies and contradicted everything Paul said. Then Paul and Barnabas spoke out boldly. ‘We had to proclaim the word of God to you first, but since you have rejected it, since you do not think yourselves worthy of eternal life, we must turn to the pagans. For this is what the Lord commanded us to do when he said:
I have made you a light for the nations,
so that my salvation may reach the ends of the earth.’
It made the pagans very happy to hear this and they thanked the Lord for his message; all who were destined for eternal life became believers. Thus the word of the Lord spread through the whole countryside.
But the Jews worked upon some of the devout women of the upper classes and the leading men of the city and persuaded them to turn against Paul and Barnabas and expel them from their territory. So they shook the dust from their feet in defiance and went off to Iconium; but the disciples were filled with joy and the Holy Spirit.

Gospel
John 14:7-14

Jesus said to his disciples:
‘If you know me, you know my Father too.
From this moment you know him and have seen him.’
Philip said, ‘Lord, let us see the Father and then we shall be satisfied.’
‘Have I been with you all this time, Philip,’ said Jesus to him, ‘and you still do not know me?
‘To have seen me is to have seen the Father,
so how can you say, “Let us see the Father”?
Do you not believe
that I am in the Father and the Father is in me?
The words I say to you I do not speak as from myself:
it is the Father, living in me, who is doing this work.
You must believe me when I say
that I am in the Father and the Father is in me;
believe it on the evidence of this work, if for no other reason.
I tell you most solemnly,
whoever believes in me
will perform the same works as I do myself,
he will perform even greater works,
because I am going to the Father.
Whatever you ask for in my name I will do,
so that the Father may be glorified in the Son.
If you ask for anything in my name,
I will do it.’

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