On Today’s Gospel

Posted: April 30, 2021 by CatholicJules in Personal Thoughts & Reflections
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If Jesus had not resurrected then Christianity would not exist! Death would have the final victory over all of us. What kind of life would we have? Will we have hope? Will we all have become atheists? Or would we cling to some notion of a God so far above us and distant? Or that our ‘lifeforce’ will somehow return to perpetuate our existence though with memories erased? What is the truth?

Do not let your hearts be troubled, trust in God our Father still and trust in me says our Resurrected Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ. And so if we identify ourselves as Christians then how can we not live with the joy of this truth in our hearts? How can we keep this Good news or rather this most Wonderful News to ourselves? For we have the answer to life after death! We have the source of life itself, who is the Way, Truth and life and we are One in Him. Amen Alleluia! 

First reading

Acts 13:26-33 ·

God has fulfilled his promise by raising Jesus from the dead

Paul stood up in the synagogue at Antioch in Pisidia, held up a hand for silence and began to speak:

    ‘My brothers, sons of Abraham’s race, and all you who fear God, this message of salvation is meant for you. What the people of Jerusalem and their rulers did, though they did not realise it, was in fact to fulfil the prophecies read on every sabbath. Though they found nothing to justify his death, they condemned him and asked Pilate to have him executed. When they had carried out everything that scripture foretells about him they took him down from the tree and buried him in a tomb. But God raised him from the dead, and for many days he appeared to those who had accompanied him from Galilee to Jerusalem: and it is these same companions of his who are now his witnesses before our people.

    ‘We have come here to tell you the Good News. It was to our ancestors that God made the promise but it is to us, their children, that he has fulfilled it, by raising Jesus from the dead. As scripture says in the second psalm: You are my son: today I have become your father.’


John 14:1-6

I am the Way, the Truth and the Life

Jesus said to his disciples:

‘Do not let your hearts be troubled.

Trust in God still, and trust in me.

There are many rooms in my Father’s house;

if there were not, I should have told you.

I am going now to prepare a place for you,

and after I have gone and prepared you a place,

I shall return to take you with me;

so that where I am you may be too.

You know the way to the place where I am going.’

Thomas said, ‘Lord, we do not know where you are going, so how can we know the way?’ Jesus said:

‘I am the Way, the Truth and the Life.

No one can come to the Father except through me.’

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