On Today’s Gospel

Posted: May 3, 2021 by CatholicJules in Personal Thoughts & Reflections
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We are all called to be part of something larger than ourselves that is to do greater works than Jesus did for the glory of God our Heavenly Father!

But how can we if we are simply living day to day trying our very best to avoid sin? Struggling to remain faithful while quietly going about our daily affairs. When we can respond to His call to go make disciples of all nations baptizing them in the name of the Father, the Son and the Holy Spirit. Teaching them the ways of the Lord so that they too might have a share of eternal life. How do we this? Well we can start by being part of a Christian community and exercising our ability to share how the Lord had touched us in our own lives. Gradually learning to share on passages of scripture that has inspired and transformed us. This is done intentionally in our ministries, church activities or simply in the office. Ministering to someone each day by and through His Word.  We build our ‘Spiritual muscles’ in order to glorify our Lord more and more each day by our lives! We put into action our love for our Lord and brethren.  For at the end of every Sunday Eucharistic Celebration we sent in the name of Jesus Christ our Lord and Saviour! To do great works in His Holy name and in His love. Amen Alleluia!

First reading

1 Corinthians 15:1-8 ·

The Lord appeared to James, and then to all the apostles

Brothers, I want to remind you of the gospel I preached to you, the gospel that you received and in which you are firmly established; because the gospel will save you only if you keep believing exactly what I preached to you – believing anything else will not lead to anything.

    Well then, in the first place, I taught you what I had been taught myself, namely that Christ died for our sins, in accordance with the scriptures; that he was buried; and that he was raised to life on the third day, in accordance with the scriptures; that he appeared first to Cephas and secondly to the Twelve. Next he appeared to more than five hundred of the brothers at the same time, most of whom are still alive, though some have died; then he appeared to James, and then to all the apostles; and last of all he appeared to me too; it was as though I was born when no one expected it.

Gospel

John 14:6-14

To have seen me is to have seen the father

Jesus said to Thomas:

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

No one can come to the Father except through me.

If you know me, you know my Father too.

From this moment you know him and have seen him.’

Philip said, ‘Lord, let us see the Father and then we shall be satisfied.’

    ‘Have I been with you all this time, Philip,’ said Jesus to him ‘and you still do not know me?

‘To have seen me is to have seen the Father,

so how can you say, “Let us see the Father”?

Do you not believe

that I am in the Father and the Father is in me?

The words I say to you I do not speak as from myself:

it is the Father, living in me, who is doing this work.

You must believe me when I say

that I am in the Father and the Father is in me;

believe it on the evidence of this work, if for no other reason.

I tell you most solemnly,

whoever believes in me

will perform the same works as I do myself,

he will perform even greater works,

because I am going to the Father.

Whatever you ask for in my name I will do,

so that the Father may be glorified in the Son.

If you ask for anything in my name,

I will do it.’

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