7th Week of Eastertide Gospel Thoughts 2020
My dear friends, I invite you to dig deep into the tool bag of your faith and use those tools and the depth of your personal relationship with Jesus, to ponder and allow your heart and mind to be opened to the spirit of the risen Jesus!
Reflect on what you read and hear, what Jesus is saying to you in the context of the Gospel message for each today!
May you discover anew the power of Jesus’ words in his the Year of the Word ‘The God Who Speaks’ and be that word that you read, so that through you, it becomes real for all those around you and be, a great source of hope and faith for your salvation!
Monday 25th Saint Bede the Venerable
Gospel Reading – John 16:29-33
The disciples said to Jesus, “Now you are talking plainly, and not in any figure of speech. Now we realize that you know everything and that you do not need to have anyone question you.
Because of this we believe that you came from God.” Jesus answered them, “Do you believe now? Behold, the hour is coming and has arrived when each of you will be scattered to his own home and you will leave me alone. But I am not alone, because the Father is with me.
I have told you this so that you might have peace in me. In the world you will have trouble, but take courage, I have conquered the world.”
The Gospel of the Lord
The Mass intention is for Patrick & Anne Cassidy RIP
In today’s gospel, the disciples only understood when Jesus spoke plainly to them. They said to him, now we understand and believe that you came from God! Having giving them the gift of insight, Jesus goes on to give his disciples more advice, that they may find peace and be brave, because he tells them ‘I have conquered the world’.
• To whom am I being called to witness my faith to in Jesus?
• Is there some area in my life, which needs to be brought more in line with Gospel values?