Saturday 10th May – Saturday of the 3rd week of Easter
Reflection: John 6: 60-69
LORD, TO WHOM SHALL WE GO?
Provoked by the message of Christ about eating his body and blood, we have one of the greatest proclamations of a resigned faith. A faith in the God we can never fully know.
Peter’s cry of “Lord, to whom shall we go” was not a question, but an exclamation. In those sacred words from the lips of him who was going to be our first Pope is entrenched the entire faith of the Church and of all her children. It is a profession of faith in the Christ, who doesn’t just have the word of eternal life, but whom is himself the very word of eternal life. It is a blind faith that transcends reason or proof, a faith in the power of God to save us, even if we did not understand “how”.
As it is said: “faith is to be believed, not understood”. Despite their lack of understanding, the fairest of the Apostles proclaimed: “Lord, to whom shall we go, you have the words of eternal life”.
Today, approach God in faith, even when you do not know what’s going on or can’t prove what is happening; simply trust him, for he still has eternal life in store for you.
Prayer: Father, we pray for all those living in fear, doubt and unbelief especially those separated from you out of fear, doubt and unbelief, may the light of your grace bring them to faith in you, the bread of life and the word of eternal life. Amen
KNOW YOUR FAITH: CCC 44 – On man’s communion with God
Man is made to live in communion with God in whom he finds happiness. “When am completely united to you, there will be no more sorrow or trails; entirely full of you, my life will be complete” (St Augustine, Confessions of. 10, 28, 39: PL, 32, 795)
HIDE A TREASURE: “We however, are citizens of heaven, and we eagerly wait for our Saviour, the Lord Jesus Christ to come from heaven. He will change our weak mortal bodies and make them like his own glorious body, using that power by which he is able to bring all things under his rule.” Philippians 3:20-21 GNB
Readings for today: Acts 9:31-42; Psalm 116: 12-17; John 6:60-69