Tuesday 21 May 2019

About Today Readings

ST CHRISTOPHER MAGALLANES AND COMPANIONS.

Acts 14:19-28. Psalm 144(145):10-13, 21. John 14:27-31.

Your friends tell the glory of your kingship, Lord – Psalm 144(145):10-13, 21. 

‘If you loved me, you would rejoice that I am going to the Father.’

The example of Paul’s faith and hope was that, after having been stoned so that he was thought to be dead, he was able to travel with Barnabas the next day to preach in Derbe. And then to travel back to Antioch to put ‘fresh heart into the disciples’ and to encourage them to persevere in the faith. Paul did not doubt that what Jesus promised would be fulfilled. What an inspiration of faith and hope! We would do well to pray for the grace of being ever responsive to God’s call.

Jesus handed down to us his peace. Jesus tells us: ‘Do not let your hearts be troubled or afraid.’ Paul encourages the disciples: ‘We all have to experience many hardships before we enter the kingdom of God.’ Let us trust in God such that we will endure in faith and hope what hardships are to come.

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