Gospel thought for today Saturday 30th May 2020

Gospel Reading – John 21:20-25

Peter turned and saw the disciple following whom Jesus loved, the one who had also reclined upon his chest during the supper and had said, “Master, who is the one who will betray you?” When Peter saw him, he said to Jesus, “Lord, what about him?” Jesus said to him, “What if I want him to remain until I come? What concern is it of yours? You follow me.” So the word spread among the brothers that that disciple would not die.

But Jesus had not told him that he would not die, just “What if I want him to remain until I come? What concern is it of yours?” It is this disciple who testifies to these things and has written them, and we know that his testimony is true. There are also many other things that Jesus did, but if these were to be described individually, I do not think the whole world would contain the books that would be written.

The Gospel of the Lord

The Mass intention is for Joe and John Reid RIP

I wonder if you saw the movie ‘The Passion of the Christ’? A very Powerful Movie! If you did you will have seen how our Blessed Mother Mary, walked in the footsteps of her Son, staying in the background and all the time carrying his pain as well as her own. This mother must have seen and experienced so many hidden moments in the life of Jesus. She would have watched Him grow year after year. She would have watched Him relate and interact with others throughout His life. She would have noticed that He was preparing for His public ministry and the countless sacred moments of His entire life.

All we know about the life of Christ is contained in the Gospels, but how could these short Gospel books ever come close to describing the totality of who Jesus is? They certainly cannot. To do that, as John says above, the pages could not be contained in the whole world.

• How deeply do you know Jesus?

• At what lengths do you go too, to encounter Jesus in the Scriptures?