Saturday 3 June 2017

About Today Readings

St Charles Lwanga & Cc.
Acts 28:16-20, 30-31. Psalms 10(11):4-5, 7. John 21:20-25.

The just will gaze on your face, O Lord — Psalms 10(11):4-5, 7.

‘Follow me!’

Today’s readings contain both the private and public commitment we need in our faith.

Jesus’ response to Peter’s question reminds us that God calls each of us personally. Ultimately, no one but the individual can decide what God’s unique call happens to be for him or her. Only by encountering God in prayer can we discern the way we are being called.

Yet in no sense are we meant to be silent or unconcerned with others on their spiritual journeys. Paul received many people and spoke about the Lord with them. And why did John write his gospel other than to hand on his experience of Jesus? Let us be committed to meeting the Lord in the solitude of private prayer, and then equally committed to sharing that experience with others.

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