On Today’s Gospel

Posted: May 20, 2023 by CatholicJules in Personal Thoughts & Reflections

Is it unthinkable to call God our Heavenly Father, Daddy? Papa? Or any other affectionate way we may call our earthly fathers? Well, if we only knew just how much He loves us and how He greatly desires to have an intimate relationship with us. This idea of calling Him Papa or Daddy would be as natural as any child calling out to their father with love and respect.

Papa I want more of Your presence in my life! Fill me with Your love daddy! Grant me what I need to glorify Your name Abba!

Yes! Indeed He will hear us and He will surely grant us what we ask in the name of His Son our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ! We have this promise in today’s Gospel. Because our Heavenly truly loves us for we love His only begotten Son with all our hearts, minds, strength and soul.

Therefore we will go out boldly sharing the joy of the Gospel! Amen Alleluia!

Saint Bernardine of Siena pray for us…


First reading

Acts 18:23-28 ·

Apollos demonstrated from the scriptures that Jesus was the Christ

Paul came down to Antioch, where he spent a short time before continuing his journey through the Galatian country and then through Phrygia, encouraging all the followers.

    An Alexandrian Jew named Apollos now arrived in Ephesus. He was an eloquent man, with a sound knowledge of the scriptures, and yet, though he had been given instruction in the Way of the Lord and preached with great spiritual earnestness and was accurate in all the details he taught about Jesus, he had only experienced the baptism of John. When Priscilla and Aquila heard him speak boldly in the synagogue, they took an interest in him and gave him further instruction about the Way.

    When Apollos thought of crossing over to Achaia, the brothers encouraged him and wrote asking the disciples to welcome him. When he arrived there he was able by God’s grace to help the believers considerably by the energetic way he refuted the Jews in public and demonstrated from the scriptures that Jesus was the Christ.



John 16:23-28

The Father loves you for loving me and believing that I came from God

Jesus said to his disciples:

‘I tell you most solemnly,

anything you ask for from the Father he will grant in my name.

Until now you have not asked for anything in my name.

Ask and you will receive, and so your joy will be complete.

I have been telling you all this in metaphors,

the hour is coming when I shall no longer speak to you in metaphors;

but tell you about the Father in plain words.

When that day comes you will ask in my name;

and I do not say that I shall pray to the Father for you,

because the Father himself loves you for loving me

and believing that I came from God.

I came from the Father and have come into the world

and now I leave the world to go to the Father.’

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