FRIENDS and SERVANTS of the WORD
April 21, 2021
EASTER WEDNESDAY 3
WORD of the DAY
Jesus said to the crowds, “I am the bread of life; whoever comes to me will never hunger, and whoever believes in me will never thirst. But I told you that although you have seen me, you do not believe. Everything that the Father gives me will come to me, and I will not reject anyone who comes to me, because I came down from heaven not to do my own will but the will of the one who sent me. And this is the will of the one who sent me, that I should not lose anything of what he gave me, but that I should raise it on the last day. For this is the will of my Father, that everyone who sees the Son and believes in him may have eternal life,
and I shall raise him on the last day.” (John 6: 35-40)
How shall I live this Word?
Our adventure as Christians is not the fruit of our commitment or our ambitions. It springs only from the free initiative of God who saves us in Jesus! The disappointments received, the past experiences that have negatively marked us, often convince us that the good does not exist, it is pure utopia, and consequently that there is not even those who can promote it. Knowing Jesus, on the other hand, means retreating from these assumptions that are often implicitly part of our basic convictions, and opening up to the reality that God really exists, and He is a good God, a God as omnipotent as He is provident! We are therefore no longer alone, there is Someone who loves us and shows it to us. Our every desire, starting with the most necessary ones: to eat, drink, rest is welcomed and satisfied through Him. In addition to helping us in our needs, Jesus then shows us something even more important, knowing how to turn to the Father, believing that He cares for us, that we are part of His family.
Today let us try to get rid of at least one worry, commitment, distraction by thinking of it as unnecessary, to reaffirm through our free choice that only Jesus is the whole of our life.
The Voice of St. John Paul II
If there is no transcendent truth that by obeying it humans acquire their full identity, then there is no sure principle that guarantees just relationships between people.
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