On Today’s Gospel

Posted: April 9, 2016 by CatholicJules in Personal Thoughts & Reflections

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Many a time we are so focused on the work at hand that we often sight what is important. This is equally so when we try to take everything unto ourselves while serving the Lord through his people.

While we may still have Jesus in our hearts we tend to question when will we feel his presence? When will he arrive? We think it best to continue working to stay on track and soon things begin to overwhelm us.

Jesus comes to us when our hearts call out to him, His peace is upon us. In our desire to be with Him where He wants us to be, we find ourselves already there with Him.

So as we go about out daily work and chores, and let us take short breaks in between for prayer. To reflect and ponder on His Word. He will give us rest and remain with us throughout the day. For His love endures forever. Amen

First reading
Acts 6:1-7

About this time, when the number of disciples was increasing, the Hellenists made a complaint against the Hebrews: in the daily distribution their own widows were being overlooked. So the Twelve called a full meeting of the disciples and addressed them, ‘It would not be right for us to neglect the word of God so as to give out food; you, brothers, must select from among yourselves seven men of good reputation, filled with the Spirit and with wisdom; we will hand over this duty to them, and continue to devote ourselves to prayer and to the service of the word.’ The whole assembly approved of this proposal and elected Stephen, a man full of faith and of the Holy Spirit, together with Philip, Prochorus, Nicanor, Timon, Parmenas, and Nicolaus of Antioch, a convert to Judaism. They presented these to the apostles, who prayed and laid their hands on them.

  The word of the Lord continued to spread: the number of disciples in Jerusalem was greatly increased, and a large group of priests made their submission to the faith.

Gospel
John 6:16-21

In the evening the disciples went down to the shore of the lake and got into a boat to make for Capernaum on the other side of the lake. It was getting dark by now and Jesus had still not rejoined them. The wind was strong, and the sea was getting rough. They had rowed three or four miles when they saw Jesus walking on the lake and coming towards the boat. This frightened them, but he said, ‘It is I. Do not be afraid.’ They were for taking him into the boat, but in no time it reached the shore at the place they were making for.

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