On Today’s Gospel 

Posted: December 27, 2017 by CatholicJules in Personal Thoughts & Reflections


The readings of today reminds me of the beautiful hymn ‘Wood of the Cradle’ which recognises how our dear Saviour’s birth, death and resurrection is one complete act for our salvation for the great love of us.

St John the Apostle and Evangelist whose feast we celebrate today had an intimate relationship with our Lord. And invites us to have that same relationship in which he deeply loved our Lord; and knew that he too was deeply loved by our Lord. This comes through clearly in both His writings and how He lived His life for the Lord.

Let us share in his peace, love and joy of living a life centred on our Lord and saviour Jesus Christ. Amen

St John pray for us…

First reading
1 John 1:1-4

Something which has existed since the beginning,
that we have heard,
and we have seen with our own eyes;
that we have watched
and touched with our hands:
the Word, who is life–
this is our subject.
That life was made visible:
we saw it and we are giving our testimony,
telling you of the eternal life
which was with the Father and has been made visible to us.
What we have seen and heard
we are telling you
so that you too may be in union with us,
as we are in union
with the Father
and with his Son Jesus Christ.
We are writing this to you to make our own joy complete.

Gospel
John 20:2-8

On the first day of the week Mary of Magdala came running to Simon Peter and the other disciple, the one Jesus loved. ‘They have taken the Lord out of the tomb’ she said ‘and we don’t know where they have put him.’
So Peter set out with the other disciple to go to the tomb. They ran together, but the other disciple, running faster than Peter, reached the tomb first; he bent down and saw the linen cloths lying on the ground, but did not go in. Simon Peter who was following now came up, went right into the tomb, saw the linen cloths on the ground, and also the cloth that had been over his head; this was not with the linen cloths but rolled up in a place by itself. Then the other disciple who had reached the tomb first also went in; he saw and he believed.

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