Thursday, April 30, 2020

Thursday, Third Week of Easter 2020

In our Gospel today (Jn. 6:44-51) Jesus tells us we come to know him through grace provided by his Father.  We can do several things with this grace; we can reject it, and not see Jesus for who he is; we can accept it with conditions, abiding by the teachings of Jesus on our own terms; or we can accept the grace unreservedly, giving ourselves completely to Jesus.

But what is the purpose of being drawn to Jesus?  The purpose is to be raised up into eternal life on the last day.  This is what Jesus wants for us; to know him, to love him, to be fed by him, to live our lives in communion with him, so we may spend all eternity with him.  

Let us continually ask for the grace to know Jesus, and for the grace to accept that grace unconditionally.

In the peace of Christ,

Dcn. Mike

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