On Today’s Gospel

Posted: April 7, 2016 by CatholicJules in Personal Thoughts & Reflections

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Our Lord Jesus Christ came and shared our humanity. By His life he led by example how to live fully the life God our Father intended for each and everyone of us. In obedience and love for Him who loved us first.  And to lay down our life if need be, for another. For life eternal begins with faith in our Lord and saviour Jesus Christ.  It is through Him we are fully human as He was fully human. Are we then human enough?

Jesus it is You that I love, guide me on my pilgrim journey back to You. Amen

First reading
Acts 5:27-33

When the officials had brought the apostles in to face the Sanhedrin, the high priest demanded an explanation. ‘We gave you a formal warning’ he said ‘not to preach in this name, and what have you done? You have filled Jerusalem with your teaching, and seem determined to fix the guilt of this man’s death on us.’ In reply Peter and the apostles said, ‘Obedience to God comes before obedience to men; it was the God of our ancestors who raised up Jesus, but it was you who had him executed by hanging on a tree. By his own right hand God has now raised him up to be leader and saviour, to give repentance and forgiveness of sins through him to Israel. We are witnesses to all this, we and the Holy Spirit whom God has given to those who obey him.’

  This so infuriated them that they wanted to put them to death.

Gospel
John 3:31-36

John the Baptist said to his disciples:

‘He who comes from above is above all others; he who is born of the earth is earthly himself and speaks in an earthly way.

He who comes from heaven
bears witness to the things he has seen and heard, even if his testimony is not accepted;
though all who do accept his testimony are attesting the truthfulness of God, since he whom God has sent speaks God’s own words:

God gives him the Spirit without reserve. The Father loves the Son and has entrusted everything to him.

Anyone who believes in the Son has eternal life, but anyone who refuses to believe in the Son will never see life: the anger of God stays on him.’

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