Thursday, May 11, 2017

4th Week of Easter, Friday, 12-05-17

Acts 13:26-33 / John 14:1-6

Many thoughts occupy our minds even as we come for Mass.

Some thoughts may be refreshing, other thoughts may cause some anxiety, other thoughts may be burdensome, yet others may be annoying.

Whatever it may be, as we come before the Lord in this Mass, let us place all these thoughts at the altar of the Lord.

Let us also listen with our hearts what the Lord wants to tell us. What does Jesus want to say to us?

We can be sure that God is speaking clearly to us in the 1st reading when St. Paul said this:

"We have come to tell you the Good News. It was to our ancestors that God made the promise but it is to us, their children, that He has fulfilled it, by raising Jesus from the dead."

The fundamental and essential thing in life is that when all is said and done, we can only rely on the promise Jesus made to us in the gospel - that He has prepared a place for us, so that where He is, we may be there too.

In all our hopes and joys, in all our griefs and anguish, may the promise of Jesus help us rise above the things of earth to the things above.

Let our thoughts be on always being with the Lord Jesus. Now and also for eternity.