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May 9, 2016

Jn 16: 29-33

His disciples said, “Yes, now you are speaking plainly, not in any figure of speech! Now we know that you know all things, and do not need to have anyone question you; by this we believe that you came from God.” Jesus answered them, “Do you now believe? The hour is coming, indeed it has come, when you will be scattered, each one to his home, and you will leave me alone. Yet I am not alone because the Father is with me. I have said this to you, so that in me you may have peace. In the world you face persecution. But take courage; I have conquered the world!”

New Revised Standard Version, copyright 1989, by the National Council of the Churches of Christ in the United States of America. Used by permission. All rights reserved. USCCB approved.

Living Jesus’ Life

We have a major advantage over the disciples. We know what happens in Christ’s passion, death, and resurrection.  There is no guessing, nor a need for a leap of faith.  This can also be a disadvantage, if we get too used to the story and we hear it but don’t connect with it.

Imagine being a disciple of Christ at the time of His life.  Take a prayerful moment to put yourself in the presence of Christ. See the life of Jesus through a new perspective. Understand the warmth of his love, the tragedy of his death, and the elation of his resurrection. The words Christ spoke to his apostles are also meant for us. Make the Gospels fresh and new so that you can do more than just hear the story of Christ’s life:  you can live it.

—Mary Lou Manion is an intern in the spiritual direction program at Bellarmine Jesuit Retreat House, Barrington, IL.

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Love consists in sharing
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and what one is
with those one loves.
Love ought to show itself in deeds
more than in words.

—St. Ignatius Loyola


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May 9, 2016

Jn 16: 29-33

His disciples said, “Yes, now you are speaking plainly, not in any figure of speech! Now we know that you know all things, and do not need to have anyone question you; by this we believe that you came from God.” Jesus answered them, “Do you now believe? The hour is coming, indeed it has come, when you will be scattered, each one to his home, and you will leave me alone. Yet I am not alone because the Father is with me. I have said this to you, so that in me you may have peace. In the world you face persecution. But take courage; I have conquered the world!”

New Revised Standard Version, copyright 1989, by the National Council of the Churches of Christ in the United States of America. Used by permission. All rights reserved. USCCB approved.

Living Jesus’ Life

We have a major advantage over the disciples. We know what happens in Christ’s passion, death, and resurrection.  There is no guessing, nor a need for a leap of faith.  This can also be a disadvantage, if we get too used to the story and we hear it but don’t connect with it.

Imagine being a disciple of Christ at the time of His life.  Take a prayerful moment to put yourself in the presence of Christ. See the life of Jesus through a new perspective. Understand the warmth of his love, the tragedy of his death, and the elation of his resurrection. The words Christ spoke to his apostles are also meant for us. Make the Gospels fresh and new so that you can do more than just hear the story of Christ’s life:  you can live it.

—Mary Lou Manion is an intern in the spiritual direction program at Bellarmine Jesuit Retreat House, Barrington, IL.

Prayer

Love consists in sharing
what one has
and what one is
with those one loves.
Love ought to show itself in deeds
more than in words.

—St. Ignatius Loyola


Please share the Good Word with your friends!

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