Saturday 11 May 2019

About Today Readings

Acts 9:31-42. Psalm 115(116):12-17. John 6:60-69.

What return can I make to the Lord for all that he gives to me? – Psalm 115(116):12-17. 

‘Do you also wish to go away?’

Following Jesus is not always easy. In today’s Gospel, some of Jesus’ disciples were so affronted by his teaching on the Eucharist that they described it as ‘intolerable language’ and ‘left him and stopped going with him’.

Jesus asks the Apostles if they too wish to leave him. Simon Peter responds, ‘Lord, who shall we go to? You have the message of eternal life, and we believe. We know that you are the holy one of God.’ For me, that’s the key. If Jesus is who he says he is, the Son of Man, to whom else shall we go? Satisfactions that the world can give us do not last. It is in Jesus that we find our joy.

Lord, help me to live my life according to your Word. Help me when I stumble, or am tempted to take an easier path that leads away from you.

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