On Today’s Gospel 

Posted: January 4, 2018 by CatholicJules in Personal Thoughts & Reflections

How many have you pointed out the saviour of the World to? So that they too can experience Christ as you have? Remember when you first came to Him curious about who He was and where He lived? And you heard Him say to you, ‘come and see.’ What peace, what joy! as you dwelled with and in Him.

It is our mission then as disciples to not only live Holy lives avoiding sin at all cost and being merciful, but to lead and guide others to Jesus Christ our Lord. So that they too can enter into the same wonderful, deep relationship and become disciples themselves to lead others. There will be some among us who will go on to do greater things for Him. How wonderful if we were the instrument of that grace.

Lord I come to do Your will. Amen

First reading
1 John 3:7-10

My children, do not let anyone lead you astray:
to live a holy life is to be holy just as he is holy; to lead a sinful life is to belong to the devil, since the devil was a sinner from the beginning.
It was to undo all that the devil has done that the Son of God appeared.
No one who has been begotten by God sins; because God’s seed remains inside him, he cannot sin when he has been begotten by God.

In this way we distinguish the children of God
from the children of the devil: anybody not living a holy life and not loving his brother is no child of God’s.

John 1:35-42

As John stood with two of his disciples, Jesus passed, and John stared hard at him and said, ‘Look, there is the lamb of God.’ Hearing this, the two disciples followed Jesus. Jesus turned round, saw them following and said, ‘What do you want?’ They answered, ‘Rabbi,’– which means Teacher– ‘where do you live?’ ‘Come and see’ he replied; so they went and saw where he lived, and stayed with him the rest of that day. It was about the tenth hour.
One of these two who became followers of Jesus after hearing what John had said was Andrew, the brother of Simon Peter. Early next morning, Andrew met his brother and said to him, ‘We have found the Messiah’– which means the Christ– and he took Simon to Jesus. Jesus looked hard at him and said, ‘You are Simon son of John; you are to be called Cephas’– meaning Rock.

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