Published On: May 12th, 2022Categories: Daily Reflections
2604, 2022

Familiarity with the Lord

HOMILY OF HIS HOLINESS POPE FRANCIS ("Familiarity with the Lord") The disciples were fishermen: indeed, Jesus had called them when [...]

Thursday of the Fourth of Easter

Acts 13:13-25  | Ps. 89:2-3, 21-22, 25, 27  | Jn. 13:16-20

Paul speaks in the Temple and proclaims Jesus as the descendant of David who came as the redeemer of Israel.  He does not worry about offending anyone who was opposed to Jesus. Thus, Paul is carrying out the words that Jesus is speaking in the Gospel.  Jesus reminds us that we are not greater than He, the Master.  As servants, we are called to carry out the work of the Master.  Jesus predicts that He will be betrayed so that when He is betrayed, the disciples will remember what He has said and will carry it out.  Jesus also tells us that anyone who receives someone whom He sends, receives Himself and likewise the One who sent Him.  We are called to go forth each day and to preach the Good News of Jesus.  We are called to bring joy and peace into the lives of others, especially to those with whom we live, work, and play/socialize.

Pause during this day and remember these words of Jesus.  How have you preached the Good News of Jesus to all you encountered today?  How can you do a better job the rest of the day?  Ask Jesus for the grace to be able to do so.

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