Posted by: livingscripture | April 16, 2016

Third Saturday of Easter



From the Word of the Day

To whom shall we go?  You have the words of eternal life.  (John 6: 68)

  How should we live this Word Jesus_144_small

After hearing Jesus’ words presenting Him as the bread come down from Heaven and that those who do not eat His flesh or drink His blood will not have life, many disciples leave Him finding that His language is too hard.  The Lord always leaves us free to accept or reject His teaching.  He wants authentic Christians who accept and live His Word.

Peter, in the name of all the faithful apostles, responds that they will not leave because only Jesus has the words of eternal life in which they believe, and that they regard Him as the Messiah, the Son of God.

None of Jesus’ words can be modified or diluted.  They must be accepted as He has stated them.  Remaining with Jesus means being united to Him like the branches on the vine; entering into intimacy with Him; taking His word and person as the essential reference and model of our life.  For a Christian, this means courageously accepting even the most difficult realities: the cross and suffering in order to remain faithful to Jesus.  Only in this way can we grow in His love and in His knowledge and enter into His very life.

O God, who in the water of Baptism You have regenerated those who believe in You, guard Your new life in us so that we can overcome every assault of evil and faithfully preserve the gift of Your love. 

The Voice of Msgr. Antonio Riboldi, Bishop 

Speaking clearly always demands a sincere love for the truth, a spirit of humility, and charity.



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