Posted by: livingscripture | April 25, 2015

Third Saturday of Easter

From the Word of the Day

 “Jesus appeared to the Eleven and said to them, ‘Go into the whole world and proclaim the Gospel to every creature.  Whoever believes and is baptized will be saved; whoever does not believe will be condemned.  These signs will accompany those who believe in my name, they wild drive out demons, they will speak new languages.  They will pick up serpents with their hands, and if they drink any deadly thing, it will not harm them.  They will lay hands on the sick, and they will recover’.  Then the Lord Jesus, after he spoke to them, was taken up into heaven and took his seat at the right hand of God.  But they went forth and preached everywhere, while the Lord worked with them and continued the word through accompanying signs.”   (Mark 16: 15-20)                      

How should we live this Wordcrowds

 On the feast of St. Mark, we want to thank him for having given us the Gospel and thus allowed the faith to grow in many generations of Christians.  We thank him for being a disciple of St. Paul and St. Peter, eye-witnesses of the Faith Tradition of the beginnings.  We thank him because his Gospel is built around the question, truly who is Jesus of Nazareth for me?  This questions us on our personal rapport with the Master.  Today, besides recalling the mission Jesus entrusted to us to, “Go into the world and proclaim the Gospel to every creature”,  it calls us to live this commitment above anything else, to then be able to bring the Good News that is Jesus, “with our life, and, if necessary, also with words”.  (St. Francis)

 In my pause for silent contemplation, I will ask Jesus to help me to make Him and His Word truly the center of my life and to proclaim Him to all I meet.

Jesus, You are my Life!

The Voice of Pope Paul VI

Contemporary people listen more willingly to witnesses than to teachers, and if they listen to teachers, it is because they are witnesses.

 


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