Saturday 8 June 2019

About Today Readings

Acts 28:16-20, 30-31. Psalm 10(11):4-5, 7. John 21:20-25.
The just will gaze on your face, O Lord – Psalm 10(11):4-5, 7.
‘Follow me!’

Today’s readings encourage us in the private and public commitments we need to make in our lives of 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 commit to meeting the Lord in the solitude of private prayer, and then be ready to share ourselves with others. For many people our lives may be the only gospel they ever hear.

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