On Today’s Gospel

Posted: April 28, 2022 by CatholicJules in Personal Thoughts & Reflections
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We are all born of the earth and are therefore earthly in body and mind. Through our baptism we are infused with Christ Jesus our Lord and Saviour and given new life through the Holy Spirit. We had become children of God our Heavenly Father.

We need spiritual nourishment if we are to remain steadfast to God our Father’s Will for us and for our fight against evil which prowls around the earth seeking the ruin of souls. Through our Lord’s divine providence we are given the supreme gift of the Holy Eucharist! The Body, Blood, Soul and Divinity of our Lord Jesus Christ Himself. We are tapped directly into the Vine of life! How then can we remain at home seeking only Spiritual Communion? It is time to listen to our Lord’s call once again, “Come to me all you are weary and heavy laden and I will give you rest”

Obedience to God comes before obedience to men (our own thoughts and will). Amen

First reading

Acts 5:27-33 ·

We are witnesses to all this, we and the Holy Spirit

When the officials had brought the apostles in to face the Sanhedrin, the high priest demanded an explanation. ‘We gave you a formal warning’ he said ‘not to preach in this name, and what have you done? You have filled Jerusalem with your teaching, and seem determined to fix the guilt of this man’s death on us.’ In reply Peter and the apostles said, ‘Obedience to God comes before obedience to men; it was the God of our ancestors who raised up Jesus, but it was you who had him executed by hanging on a tree. By his own right hand God has now raised him up to be leader and saviour, to give repentance and forgiveness of sins through him to Israel. We are witnesses to all this, we and the Holy Spirit whom God has given to those who obey him.’

    This so infuriated them that they wanted to put them to death.

Gospel

John 3:31-36

The Father loves the Son and has entrusted everything to him

John the Baptist said to his disciples:

‘He who comes from above is above all others;

he who is born of the earth is earthly himself

and speaks in an earthly way.

He who comes from heaven

bears witness to the things he has seen and heard,

even if his testimony is not accepted;

though all who do accept his testimony

are attesting the truthfulness of God,

since he whom God has sent

speaks God’s own words:

God gives him the Spirit without reserve.

The Father loves the Son

and has entrusted everything to him.

Anyone who believes in the Son has eternal life,

but anyone who refuses to believe in the Son will never see life:

the anger of God stays on him.’

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