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On Today’s Gospel 

Posted: May 12, 2017 by CatholicJules in Personal Thoughts & Reflections

It does not matter how far fetched or impossible it may sound to those hearing about our Lord Jesus Christ for the first time. It is not only the truth but we have experienced our living Lord in our very own lives. The same Lord who 2000+ years ago who was crucified, died and was buried. On the third day of his burial He rose from the dead.

He conquered death and sin so that we may be reunited with God our Father becoming fully restored children of the light. And when we pass from this earth we may enter into life eternal with the Lord our God.

So let us strive for Holiness and point everyone to the truth, the way and the life. Our Lord and saviour Jesus Christ. 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.’

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.’