On Today’s Gospel

Posted: December 27, 2021 by CatholicJules in Personal Thoughts & Reflections
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Our salvation began with the birth of our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ and brought to completion by His life, death and Resurrection.

The Word was made flesh and dwelt among us. The Lord our God was not only made visible to us but we could touch Him and embrace life to the full through Him. The culmination of this intimate relationship with Him and in Him is when we receive our Eucharistic Lord at Holy Communion! Amen

Saint John, (Apostle, Evangelist) Pray for us….

First reading

1 John 1:1-4 ·

The Word, who is life – this is our subject

Something which has existed since the beginning,

that we have heard,

and we have seen with our own eyes;

that we have watched

and touched with our hands:

the Word, who is life –

this is our subject.

That life was made visible:

we saw it and we are giving our testimony,

telling you of the eternal life

which was with the Father and has been made visible to us.

What we have seen and heard

we are telling you

so that you too may be in union with us,

as we are in union

with the Father

and with his Son Jesus Christ.

We are writing this to you to make our own joy complete.

Gospel

John 20:2-8

The other disciple saw, and he believed

On the first day of the week Mary of Magdala came running to Simon Peter and the other disciple, the one Jesus loved. ‘They have taken the Lord out of the tomb’ she said ‘and we don’t know where they have put him.’

    So Peter set out with the other disciple to go to the tomb. They ran together, but the other disciple, running faster than Peter, reached the tomb first; he bent down and saw the linen cloths lying on the ground, but did not go in. Simon Peter who was following now came up, went right into the tomb, saw the linen cloths on the ground, and also the cloth that had been over his head; this was not with the linen cloths but rolled up in a place by itself. Then the other disciple who had reached the tomb first also went in; he saw and he believed.

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