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On Today’s Gospel

Posted: May 3, 2016 by CatholicJules in Personal Thoughts & Reflections


Is there life after death? Where do we go? How do we get there? What must we do? Questions many in the world struggle with and have no answers! Do we have the answers? Yes we certainly do…

Jesus said, I am the Way, the Truth and the Life.  And He rose from the dead just as He said He would. The Lord our God is faithful forever! The Promise of our salvation from long ago was fulfilled through our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ.

And so we follow Him, His teachings, commandments, His Will for us. In doing so our lives are changed forever. We experience and have the fullness of life. We have the power and grace through our Lord Jesus to do great things by building His Kingdom.

Glory to our Risen Lord! Amen

St James, St Philip pray for us…

First reading
1 Corinthians 15:1-8

Brothers, I want to remind you of the gospel I preached to you, the gospel that you received and in which you are firmly established; because the gospel will save you only if you keep believing exactly what I preached to you – believing anything else will not lead to anything.

  Well then, in the first place, I taught you what I had been taught myself, namely that Christ died for our sins, in accordance with the scriptures; that he was buried; and that he was raised to life on the third day, in accordance with the scriptures; that he appeared first to Cephas and secondly to the Twelve. Next he appeared to more than five hundred of the brothers at the same time, most of whom are still alive, though some have died; then he appeared to James, and then to all the apostles; and last of all he appeared to me too; it was as though I was born when no one expected it.

John 14:6-14

Jesus said to Thomas:

‘I am the Way, the Truth and the Life.

No one can come to the Father except through me. 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.’