On Today’s Gospel

Posted: April 22, 2016 by CatholicJules in Personal Thoughts & Reflections

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In this complex world we live in, let us embrace and hold in our hearts the one simple truth.  Jesus is the Way, the Truth and the Life.

What blinds men and women of God to the truth? Ambition? Jealousy? Difference of opinion? Money? Number of followers? Recognition? 

How do you share or preach the Word of God if you do not live it out in love? Who would want to listen?

Love for the Word of God should drive us daily to share the one truth! Jesus Christ is Lord and by His life, death and resurrection had conquered death and sin. Through Him we are saved. Through Him we are renewed children of God our Father.

Lord Jesus though my heart is sometimes troubled by what goes on in the world. Let me turn to You always for I trust in You. My Lord and my God… Amen

First reading
Acts 13:26-33

Paul stood up in the synagogue at Antioch in Pisidia, held up a hand for silence and began to speak:

  ‘My brothers, sons of Abraham’s race, and all you who fear God, this message of salvation is meant for you. What the people of Jerusalem and their rulers did, though they did not realise it, was in fact to fulfil the prophecies read on every sabbath. Though they found nothing to justify his death, they condemned him and asked Pilate to have him executed. When they had carried out everything that scripture foretells about him they took him down from the tree and buried him in a tomb. But God raised him from the dead, and for many days he appeared to those who had accompanied him from Galilee to Jerusalem: and it is these same companions of his who are now his witnesses before our people.

  ‘We have come here to tell you the Good News. It was to our ancestors that God made the promise but it is to us, their children, that he has fulfilled it, by raising Jesus from the dead. As scripture says in the second psalm: You are my son: today I have become your father.

Gospel
John 14:1-6

Jesus said to his disciples:

‘Do not let your hearts be troubled. Trust in God still, and trust in me.

There are many rooms in my Father’s house; if there were not, I should have told you. I am going now to prepare a place for you, and after I have gone and prepared you a place, I shall return to take you with me; so that where I am
you may be too.

You know the way to the place where I am going.’

Thomas said, ‘Lord, we do not know where you are going, so how can we know the way?’ Jesus said:

‘I am the Way, the Truth and the Life. No one can come to the Father except through me.’

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