On Today’s Gospel

Posted: April 17, 2021 by CatholicJules in Personal Thoughts & Reflections
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Where is Jesus in our lives? Is He present in all our discussions, our decision making process? In our goals and aspirations? In our lives? Do we keep Him at a distance and only call out to Him when things become challenging?

How can we invite Jesus to our meetings then say ok Lord we only have 10 minutes set aside for prayer, to praise and worship You. We ask for Your intercession thereafter to make our meeting and discussions fruitful. Surely You understand Lord because we have much work and ground to cover for the building of Your Kingdom. Really? Who’s kingdom are we building? What kind of fruits are we hoping to reap? How are we to grow in discipleship to truly serve Him and our brethren?

Lord Jesus reign in my Heart! Let Your Kingdom come, Your Will be done always in my thoughts, words and deeds. Amen Alleluia

First reading

Acts 6:1-7 ·

They elected seven men full of the Holy Spirit

About this time, when the number of disciples was increasing, the Hellenists made a complaint against the Hebrews: in the daily distribution their own widows were being overlooked. So the Twelve called a full meeting of the disciples and addressed them, ‘It would not be right for us to neglect the word of God so as to give out food; you, brothers, must select from among yourselves seven men of good reputation, filled with the Spirit and with wisdom; we will hand over this duty to them, and continue to devote ourselves to prayer and to the service of the word.’ The whole assembly approved of this proposal and elected Stephen, a man full of faith and of the Holy Spirit, together with Philip, Prochorus, Nicanor, Timon, Parmenas, and Nicolaus of Antioch, a convert to Judaism. They presented these to the apostles, who prayed and laid their hands on them.

    The word of the Lord continued to spread: the number of disciples in Jerusalem was greatly increased, and a large group of priests made their submission to the faith.

Gospel

John 6:16-21

They saw Jesus walking on the lake

In the evening the disciples went down to the shore of the lake and got into a boat to make for Capernaum on the other side of the lake. It was getting dark by now and Jesus had still not rejoined them. The wind was strong, and the sea was getting rough. They had rowed three or four miles when they saw Jesus walking on the lake and coming towards the boat. This frightened them, but he said, ‘It is I. Do not be afraid.’ They were for taking him into the boat, but in no time it reached the shore at the place they were making for.

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