On Today’s Gospel

Posted: May 13, 2022 by CatholicJules in Personal Thoughts & Reflections
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Why do we let our hearts be troubled by the cares and worries of the world? If we declare that Jesus our Lord is indeed the Way, the Truth and the Life then why do we not put all our faith and trust in Him? Why do we turn to vices and sin for distractions? Why do we look any else where for comfort? Why do we not hide in the shadow of His Wings for protection?

Since you and I have been brought back to true life with Christ, we must look for the things that are in heaven, where Christ is, sitting at God’s right hand. Col3:1

Have mercy on me Lord for my many failings and shortcomings. I have sinned against heaven and against you. Forgive me your prodigal son, restore me with your loving embrace. Let me live in the light of Son’s resurrection. 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.’

Gospel

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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