On Today’s Gospel

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

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How wonderful to know that God our Father loves us all so very much.  That from the beginning of the scriptures to the end, it all points to our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ. Through Him, with Him and in Him we are saved.

How can we not share this great news with others? Why are we still fearful to share? For if we truly believe then we know that the Holy Spirit will guide us throughout our endeavour to bring Christ into the hearts of His flock.

Anything we ask in Jesus name to build His Kingdom, our Heavenly Father will grant. Glory be to the Father and to the Son and to the Holy Spirit. Now and forever. Amen

First reading
Acts 18:23-28

Paul came down to Antioch, where he spent a short time before continuing his journey through the Galatian country and then through Phrygia, encouraging all the followers.

  An Alexandrian Jew named Apollos now arrived in Ephesus. He was an eloquent man, with a sound knowledge of the scriptures, and yet, though he had been given instruction in the Way of the Lord and preached with great spiritual earnestness and was accurate in all the details he taught about Jesus, he had only experienced the baptism of John. When Priscilla and Aquila heard him speak boldly in the synagogue, they took an interest in him and gave him further instruction about the Way.

  When Apollos thought of crossing over to Achaia, the brothers encouraged him and wrote asking the disciples to welcome him. When he arrived there he was able by God’s grace to help the believers considerably by the energetic way he refuted the Jews in public and demonstrated from the scriptures that Jesus was the Christ.

Gospel
John 16:23-28

Jesus said to his disciples:

‘I tell you most solemnly, anything you ask for from the Father he will grant in my name.

Until now you have not asked for anything in my name.

Ask and you will receive, and so your joy will be complete.

I have been telling you all this in metaphors, the hour is coming when I shall no longer speak to you in metaphors; but tell you about the Father in plain words.

When that day comes you will ask in my name; and I do not say that I shall pray to the Father for you, because the Father himself loves you for loving me and believing that I came from God.

I came from the Father and have come into the world and now I leave the world to go to the Father.’

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