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On Today’s Gospel

Posted: May 8, 2019 by CatholicJules in Personal Thoughts & Reflections

We have all been given, rather entrusted with a powerful message to share both with one another and all whom have not yet heard it. The message of God our Father’s love and mercy. For through His only Begotten Son our Lord and saviour Jesus Christ we have forgiveness of sin and hope of life everlasting with Him.

We do Not have to wallow in guilt and shame any longer or continue to seek worldly pleasures which cannot satisfy our insatiable appetites. All we need is Jesus our Lord who is indeed the bread of life! We will not hunger, thirst or have want of anything else. He frees us to live in the joy of His Resurrection. And when we cling to His promises we can become powerful instruments of His grace, mercy and love. He can and will turn all curses into blessings, tragedies into victories! Through death new life arises, through Him, with Him and in Him. Amen alleluia!

First reading

Acts 8:1-8
They went from place to place, preaching the Good News

That day a bitter persecution started against the church in Jerusalem, and everyone except the apostles fled to the country districts of Judaea and Samaria.
There were some devout people, however, who buried Stephen and made great mourning for him.
Saul then worked for the total destruction of the Church; he went from house to house arresting both men and women and sending them to prison.
Those who had escaped went from place to place preaching the Good News. One of them was Philip who went to a Samaritan town and proclaimed the Christ to them. The people united in welcoming the message Philip preached, either because they had heard of the miracles he worked or because they saw them for themselves. There were, for example, unclean spirits that came shrieking out of many who were possessed, and several paralytics and cripples were cured. As a result there was great rejoicing in that town.


John 6:35-40
It is my Father’s will that whoever sees the Son should have eternal life

Jesus said to the crowd:

‘I am the bread of life.
He who comes to me will never be hungry;
he who believes in me will never thirst.
But, as I have told you, you can see me and still you do not believe.
All that the Father gives me will come to me, and whoever comes to me I shall not turn him away; because I have come from heaven, not to do my own will, but to do the will of the one who sent me.
Now the will of him who sent me
is that I should lose nothing of all that he has given to me, and that I should raise it up on the last day.
Yes, it is my Father’s will
that whoever sees the Son and believes in him shall have eternal life, and that I shall raise him up on the last day.’