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On Today’s Gospel

Posted: May 1, 2019 by CatholicJules in Personal Thoughts & Reflections

Why live a guilt ridden life? One that shys away from the light that frees us and choosing to remain in darkness. Even the darkest secrets will not be hidden forever. For all things will eventually come to light! So stop watching pornography! Stop living lives of duality! Stop giving in to your addictions! Stop choosing sin over the love of God! Stop living in the prison you’ve created for yourself and come out into the light!

For our Lord Jesus Christ has come to save us. There is no sin too great that He will not forgive if You turn your heart towards Him. Allow Him to embrace you and set you free! So that His light will shine through You as you boldly proclaim His life, death and Resurrection. So that whoever comes to believe in Him just as you believe, will have eternal life. Amen alleluia!

St Joseph pray for us…

First reading

Acts 5:17-26 †
The men you imprisoned are in the Temple, preaching to the people

The high priest intervened with all his supporters from the party of the Sadducees. Prompted by jealousy, they arrested the apostles and had them put in the common gaol.
But at night the angel of the Lord opened the prison gates and said as he led them out, ‘Go and stand in the Temple, and tell the people all about this new Life.’ They did as they were told; they went into the Temple at dawn and began to preach.
When the high priest arrived, he and his supporters convened the Sanhedrin – this was the full Senate of Israel – and sent to the gaol for them to be brought. But when the officials arrived at the prison they found they were not inside, so they went back and reported, ‘We found the gaol securely locked and the warders on duty at the gates, but when we unlocked the door we found no one inside.’ When the captain of the Temple and the chief priests heard this news they wondered what this could mean. Then a man arrived with fresh news. ‘At this very moment’ he said, ‘the men you imprisoned are in the Temple. They are standing there preaching to the people.’ The captain went with his men and fetched them. They were afraid to use force in case the people stoned them.


John 3:16-21
God sent his Son into the world so that through him the world might be saved

Jesus said to Nicodemus:

‘God loved the world so much that he gave his only Son, so that everyone who believes in him may not be lost but may have eternal life.
For God sent his Son into the world not to condemn the world, but so that through him the world might be saved.
No one who believes in him will be condemned; but whoever refuses to believe is condemned already, because he has refused to believe in the name of God’s only Son.
On these grounds is sentence pronounced:
that though the light has come into the world men have shown they prefer darkness to the light because their deeds were evil.
And indeed, everybody who does wrong
hates the light and avoids it, for fear his actions should be exposed;but the man who lives by the truth comes out into the light,
so that it may be plainly seen that what he does is done in God.’