Accepting God’s Will While Feeling Disappointed

I will bless the LORD at all times;his praise shall be always in my mouth. My soul will glory in the LORD;let the poor hear and be glad.Magnify the LORD with me;and let us exalt his name together. I sought the LORD, and he answered me,delivered me from all my fears.Look to him and be radiant,and […] Source: Accepting God’s Will While Feeling...

Jesus is our food…

FRIENDS and SERVANTS of the WORD April 19, 2021  EASTER MONDAY 3 WORD of the DAY  The next day, the crowd that remained across the sea saw that there had been only one boat there, and that Jesus had not gone along with his disciples in the boat, but only his disciples had left. Other boats came from Tiberias near the place where they had eaten the bread when the Lord gave thanks. When the crowd saw that neither Jesus nor his disciples were there, they themselves got into boats and came to Capernaum looking for Jesus. And when they found him across the sea they said to him, “Rabbi, when did you get here?” Jesus answered them and said,“Amen, amen, I say to you, you are looking for me not because you saw signs but because you ate the loaves and were filled. Do not work for food that perishes but for the food that endures for eternal life, which the Son of Man will give you.  For on him the Father, God, has set his seal.”  So they said to him, “What can we do to accomplish the works of God?” Jesus answered and said to them,...

God’s Children in the Son

FRIENDS and SERVANTS of the WORD March 17, 2021  Fourth Wednesday of Lent WORD of the DAY  Jesus answered the Jews: “My Father is at work until now, so I am at work.” For this reason they tried all the more to kill him, because he not only broke the Sabbath but he also called God his own father, making himself equal to God. Jesus answered and said to them, “Amen, amen, I say to you, the Son cannot do anything on his own, but only what he sees the Father doing; for what he does, the Son will do also. For the Father loves the Son and shows him everything that he himself does,and he will show him greater works than these, so that you may be amazed. For just as the Father raises the dead and gives life, so also does the Son give life to whomever he wishes. Nor does the Father judge anyone, but he has given all judgment to the Son, so that all may honor the Son just as they honor the Father. Whoever does not honor the Son does not honor the Father who sent him.Amen, amen, I say to you, whoever hears...

FOURTH SATURDAY OF EASTER TIME

FRIENDS and SERVANTS of the WORD FOURTH SATURDAY of EASTER TIME May 9, 2020 WORD of the DAY If you know me, then you will also know my Father. From now on you do know him and have seen him. (John 14: 7) How shall I live this Word? “If you know me…”. ‘To know’ Jesus is the way to see the Father’s face. Jesus gives us the possibility of seeing God’s face! We are speechless, filled with wonder, for the greatness of this possibility!” ‘Seeing God’ is the deep desire that has always crossed the human heart! But Jesus does not limit Himself to this affirmation. He tells us how to make this happen. In the Jewish culture, speaking of knowing does not refer only to a knowledge of the intellect, but to an ‘intimate relationship’, one of great familiarity, to a relationship of ‘the heart’ that ‘involves one’s entire life’. “I in you and you in Me.” This is the marvelous revelation of Jesus to us: A loving God, Abbà! (Dad) Knowing Jesus, knowing the Father the way Jesus taught us to call Him, we enter into a life of Love, we live for each other with...

Fight Hatred, Death, and Sin with Love, Life, and Charity

– April 20, 2020 – Volume 30 BISHOPS ASK FOR ETHICAL COVID-19 VACCINE Four USCCB Committee Chairmen, along with 20 healthcare, bioethics, and pro-life organizations, have urged Dr. Stephen M. Hahn, Commissioner of the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA), to ensure that vaccines for COVID-19 are developed ethically and are free from any connection to the exploitation of abortion. To view all signers and to read the letter, click here. PROTECTING PERSONS WITH DISABILITIES DURING COVID-19 The National Catholic Partnership on Disability has prepared a statement, infographic, and video to assist anyone faced with lifesaving medical care being rationed in ways that discriminate against persons with disabilities. These and additional resources related to COVID-19 can be found at https://ncpd.org/covid-19-resources. PRAY FOR LIFE: APRIL In this month’s Pray for Life we’re praying that our merciful Lord will calm the fears of all expectant mothers, fill them with His peace, and provide for every need. (Prayer guide: English / Spanish) PRAY FOR LIFE: MAY In the May edition of Pray for Life, we’re praying that our Blessed Mother will draw women facing unexpected or challenging pregnancies close to her heart. (Prayer guide: English / Spanish) WORD OF LIFE: MAY 2020 The May edition of Word of Life is available in both English and Spanish. Suggestions are provided for adapting the resources for digital use....

St. John Apostle & Evangelist

FRIENDS and SERVANTS of the WORD CHRISTMAS ST. JOHN APOSTLE & EVANGELIST December 27, 2019 WORD of the DAY So she ran and went to Simon Peter and to the other disciple whom Jesus loved, and told them, “They have taken the Lord from the tomb, and we don’t know where they put him.” So Peter and the other disciple went out and came to the tomb. They both ran, but the other disciple ran faster than Peter and arrived at the tomb first; he bent down and saw the burial cloths there, but did not go in. When Simon Peter arrived after him, he went into the tomb and saw the burial cloths there, and the cloth that had covered his head, not with the burial cloths but rolled up in a separate place. Then the other disciple also went in, the one who had arrived at the tomb first, and he saw and believed. (John 20: 2-8) How shall I live this Word? Today 27 December we celebrate the feast of St. John the beloved apostle of Jesus. He had shared important moments, both joyful and painful, with the Savior. He ate, drank, and walked with Him;...