Daily Reflections

 


Friday 1st May – St Joseph the Worker

John 6:52-59
“Whoever eats my flesh and drinks my blood remains in me and I in him. Just as the living Father sent me and I have life because of the Father, so also the one who feeds on me will have life because of me.”

Short Reflection:

To believe in and to eat the bread of life, that is Jesus’ flesh, is to enter into a relationship that gives life now and in the future. This is possible because of the heavenly origin of Jesus. The one who listens to Jesus’ word is invited to make the experience of being fed by him as he gives himself in death for the life of the world. They share thus in the life of the Father who sent Jesus. This final part of the dialogue suggests very much that it is in and through the Word and the Eucharist that believers are united to Jesus and share in his life.

In what ways has my communion with Jesus and the Father been life-giving to me and to others?


Saturday 2nd May – St Athanasius, bishop and doctor, memorial

John 6:60-69
Simon Peter answered him, “Master, to whom shall we go? You have the words of eternal life. We have come to believe and are convinced that you are the Holy One of God”

Short Reflection:

Through peter, they confess that, even if others are going away, they choose to stay and follow Jesus because they recognise him as the Lord who has the words of eternal life. This moment is as important as the one in the other Gospels, when peter, in answer to Jesus’ question, “Who do you say that I am?” confesses that Jesus is the Anointed One of God (Mt 16:13-16; Mk 8:27-30) filezilla 32bit 다운로드.
It is important that our decisions to follow Jesus be firmly rooted in a personal choice and not be taken in order to please someone else.

What is my reaction when I feel that the word of Jesus is too hard for me to comprehend?


Monday 4th May

John 10:1-10
“I came so that they might have life and have it more abundantly.”

Short Reflection:

A true interpersonal relationship is life-giving when we know each other well enough to distinguish the voice of our loved ones from other voices. It through frequent reading, studying and meditating of the Word of God that we become familiar with the voice of Jesus, the Good Shepherd, and can thus be led to the life in God that he offers us.

What measures do I take in order to ensure that I am familiar with the voice of Jesus?


Tuesday 5th May

John 10:22-33
“My sheep hear my voice; I know them, and they follow me. I give them eternal life, and they shall never perish.”

Short Reflection:

Listening to the Master’s voice, just as a sheep listens to the voice of a Shepherd, establishes a relationship of mutual love between the Master and the disciple. Jesus knows and loves those who listen to his voice even if sometimes they do not realise that they are listening to the voice of the Master.
Listening to the Master’s voice leads to following him in the choices we make in daily life. Our discipleship is founded first of all on this interpersonal relationship of listening to and love of the Master.

Does my relationship with Jesus show forth in the way I follow him midi 다운로드?


Wednesday 6th May

John 12:44-50
Jesus cried out and said, “Whoever believes in me believes not only in me but also in the one who sent me, and whoever sees me sees the one who sent me. I came into the world as light, so that everyone who believes in me might not remain in darkness.”

Short Reflection:

Jesus calls his hearers and us to believe in him as the one sent by the Father. He brings God’s light into the world and when we accept his word we walk in God’s light and share fully in the life that the Father has prepared for us. Since darkness is the image of evil and sin, to welcome the light of God in Jesus is to change and live a life of grace with God’s help.

What is one thing in my life that really characterises me as a disciple of Jesus?


Thursday 7th May

John 13:16-20
“Amen, amen, I say to you, no slave is greater than his master nor any messenger greater than the one who sent him. If you understand this, blessed are you if you do it.”

Short Reflection:

This Gospel comes after the washing of the feet. In a symbolic action, Jesus showed his disciples that he loved them and that his life and his passion, death and resurrection were an expression of his total self-gift for them Download Katok Voice. This self-gift is made in total humility in a spirit of service and it is the way the disciple sent by Jesus the Master is to live also: a life of total self-gift in service to all.

Which are the “feet” that I need to wash today?


Friday 8th May

John 14:1-6
“Do not let your hearts be troubled. You have faith in God; have faith also in me. … “I am the way and the truth and the life. No one comes to the Father except through me.”

Short Reflection:

Jesus’ response to questions raised from time to time by one or the other of his listeners reveals how he takes the disciples further and further on their way to having an understanding of who he is. Today it is in answer to the question of Thomas about the way to the Father that we discover this profound truth about Jesus. His person (message, action and lifestyle) show a way of being a child of God. A path is sometimes long and difficult but it begins somewhere and it leads somewhere.

How do I experience Jesus as the Way that is truth and life-giving?


Saturday 9th May

John 14:7-14
“Whoever has seen me has seen the Father. … The words that I speak to you I do not speak on my own. The Father who dwells in me is doing his works”

Short Reflection:

On the eve of Jesus’ death, the disciples are still struggling with this fact Download Leoru. Jesus reassures them that it is their faith in him as the One sent by God that will make them also share fully in the life that God off ers humanity through him. God will continue to act in and through them in ways that they might never have imagined or suspected. They need only have faith and ask that God be the source of their words and deeds. The great things that God did in and though Jesus, he will continue to do in and through them.

Where and how have I seen the Father this week?


Monday 11th May

John 14:21-26
“Whoever loves me will keep my word, and my Father will love him, and we will come to him and make our dwelling with him. … The Advocate, the Holy Spirit that the Father will send in my name, he will teach you everything and remind you of all that (I) told you.”

Short Reflection:

The love that is recalled does good to the heart but it also enables us to love others better and to look at life in the absence of the other person from other perspectives. It may not be so much a matter of how much we do but rather the love we put into doing it as a result of remembering the love we shared with this person. Jesus prepares his disciples to discover his presence in a new way through the love that the Spirit will activate in their hearts.

What reminds me most that I am a disciple of Jesus 탑 건?


Tuesday 12th May

John 14:27-31a
”Peace I leave with you; my peace I give to you. Not as the world gives do I give it to you. Do not let your hearts be troubled or afraid.”

Short Reflection:

The relationship with Jesus brings peace to the heart (Jn 19:21.26) because in his person he shows how a life of love freely lived overcomes the forces of evil and death. His peace does not exclude suffering and death but it gives a meaning to them in an unexpected way. It is in the life of his Resurrection, and even in the midst of their own suffering that the community of John will come to realise the greatness of the gift that Jesus had offered them.

When has my peace been shaken up? How did I speak to Jesus about it?


Wednesday 13th May

John 15:1-8
”I am the vine, you are the branches. Whoever remains in me and I in him will bear much fruit, because without me you can do nothing.”

Short Reflection:

The image was familiar to the people of Israel as they had been compared to the vine planted by God and cared for with love so that they might bear fruit. This image is now developed. It is not the people of Israel who are the vine, but Jesus himself. To remain in Jesus leads to bearing the fruits of love that God has always desired that his daughters and sons should bear.

How is my relationship with Jesus leading me to dwell in him and to love others?


Thursday 14th May

John 15:9-11
”As the Father loves me, so I also love you Download Vegas 13 Kizen. Remain in my love.”

Short Reflection:

In his farewell discourse, Jesus reveals another secret. His joy is to see that the disciples who have followed him and believed in him share fully in the same life that he receives from the Father. This loving relationship between Father and Son is the essence of the Holy Spirit. Jesus invites his disciples to allow themselves to be carried by this Spirit in their relationship with him and the Father and with each other.

How do I share God’s love with others without discriminating? 


Friday 15th May

John 15:12-17

“This is my commandment: love one another as I love you. No one has greater love than this, to lay down one’s life for one’s friends.” 

Short Reflection: 

In his farewell discourse, Jesus invites his disciples to model their relationship of love on his own love. Jesus’ love for his disciples and for us all is based on the intimate relationship between him and the Father. It leads to the total self-gift, to share life with and for the other. His forthcoming death is the fullest expression of this love. He withholds nothing, not even his very self.

How am I responding to the choice Jesus has made of me as his friend? 


Saturday 16th May

John 15:18-21 

If the world hates you, realise that it hated me first. … No slave is greater than his master”.

Short Reflection: 

Being a disciple of Jesus is a call to serve others in humility and with love 카티아강좌. It is not about positions of honour. Leadership is about humble and loving service. This is where the conflict comes in. Jesus’ message of love to all is not one that is accepted by all. in the same way that not all accepted his message, not all will accept the same message that continues to be proclaimed by the disciples. There will be opposition to the disciples the same way that there was to the Master.

What are some of the times when I have suffered for my witness to my faith in Christ? 


Monday 18th May

John 15:26-16:4a 

“When the Advocate comes whom I will send you from the Father, the Spirit of truth that proceeds from the Father, he will testify to me. And you also testify, because you have been with me from the beginning.”

Short Reflection: 

reassures them that although he will be physically absent from them, he will continue to be with them and to accompany them. His new form of presence with them deep down in their heart and in their community will strengthen them so that they will continue to bear witness to what they have experienced with him right from the beginning. This will happen through the gift of the Holy Spirit, a gift of the Father and Jesus the Son.

How have I/we experienced that God was with my/our witness as missionary disciples of Jesus? 


Tuesday 19th May

John 16:5-11 

“When he [the Paraclete] comes he will convict the world in regard to sin and righteousness and condemnation.”

Unbelief is called sin because it puts a distance between God and the person, and between the person and the rest of the community who believe in Jesus. The Spirit also judges the world on righteousness in the absence of Jesus who has returned to the Father because his resurrection vindicates him but he is no longer in sight 킹오파 97. By his death and resurrection, it is Jesus who has the last word and not the forces of evil.

How do I feel that the Spirit of Jesus helps me to grow in my faith in Jesus and in his message for people?


Wednesday 20th May

John 16:12-15 

“… when he comes, the Spirit of truth, he will guide you to all truth. He will not speak on his own, but he will speak what he hears, and will declare to you the things that are coming”

of the titles of the Spirit is “Spirit of Truth” because one of the works of the Spirit of Jesus in his physical absence with the disciples is that of leading them to all truth. This truth is not some new secret teaching that they will now be taught by the Spirit. It will be a deeper and better understanding of what Jesus had received from the Father as the message for his sons and daughters.

does my life reflect the truth of Jesus’ love to all, and especially to the poor? 


Thursday 21st May

John 16:16-20 

“A little while and you will no longer see me, and again a little while later and you will see me”

Jesus continues to be present in our community through his Word, when we pray it, through the Sacraments, especially the Eucharist and Reconciliation. In them, God’s love is experienced in a very real way but the experience cannot always be put into words. This experience transforms lives.

How might I better perceive the presence and action of Jesus in my life? In the world? 


Friday 22nd May

John 16:20-23a 

“When a woman is in labour, she is in anguish because her hour has arrived; but when she has given birth to a child, she no longer remembers the pain because of her joy that a child has been born into the world” 히든 피겨스 자막.

Before the Easter experience of Jesus, just as after that experience, the disciple necessarily has to pass through the sadness of the physical absence of Jesus before experiencing deep down in his/her heart the new presence of Jesus, the source of joy. The sadness cannot be relegated or eliminated altogether; it is an integral part of the existence of the disciple. This joy is a gift of the risen Jesus and is not due to some personal suggestion.

How has some experience of sadness proved to be a necessary part of my human experience in view of the joy that I now know?


Saturday 23rd May

John 16:23b-28 

Amen, amen, I say to you, whatever you ask the Father in my name he will give you. Until now you have not asked anything in my name; ask and you will receive, so that your joy may be complete”.

raying in the name of Jesus is so important that it is mentioned five times in this farewell Speech (Jn 14:13; 14:14; 16:23.24.26). This is the condition for this prayer to be heard by God. As the Father loves the Son whom he sent into the world, those who welcome the Son and turn to him in confidence already share in the communion of the Father and the Son. Speaking of the post-Easter period, this communion is facilitated by the Holy Spirit, the new form of presence of Jesus in the lives of his disciples and in their community.

To what extent does my/our prayer reflect that we are in communion with God the Father and with Jesus?


Adapted from:
TEACH ME LORD, YOUR WAY 몬길 매크로 다운로드! Year of Publication: 2016 (Paulines Publications Africa)

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The image was familiar to the people of Israel as they had been compared to the vine planted by God and cared for with love so that they might bear fruit. This image is now developed. It is not the people of Israel who are the vine, but Jesus himself. To remain in Jesus leads to bearing the fruits of love that God has always desired that his daughters and sons should bear.
The image was familiar to the people of Israel as they had been compared to the vine planted by God and cared for with love so that they might bear fruit. This image is now developed. It is not the people of Israel who are the vine, but Jesus himself. To remain in Jesus leads to bearing the fruits of love that God has always desired that his daughters and sons should bear.