“They will make you outcasts from the synagogue, but an hour is coming for everyone who kills you to think that he is offering service to God. These things they will do because they have not known the Father or Me. But these things I have spoken to you, so that when their hour comes, you may remember that I told you of them...."(John?16:2-4?)
"If you love me, you will keep my commandments.And I will ask the Father,and he will give you another Advocate to be with you always,..” (Jn 14:15)
Jesus said to his disciples: "If the world hates you, realize that it hated me first.
Lord, thank you for all that you do for us in our daily lives. We ask you to help guide us this week as we care for our neighbors in a way that is pleasing to you. Grant us the courage to make good changes and the strength of will to follow your teachings. We ask this in the name of Jesus Christ, your son. Amen
Lord, you have offered so much joy and compassion, we often find ourselves unworthy of your kindness and the gifts of hope. Help us to see beyond ourselves so that our faith may be true and hearts ever longing for your goodness and mercy.
Lord Remain and abide with us in our daily journey. Keep us connected and bring us back to yourself to enjoy eternal life.
"Peace I leave with you; my peace I give to you; not as the world gives do I give you to you. Do not let your hearts be troubled, nor let it be fearful." (27)
“The Holy Spirit will teach you everything and remind you of all I told you.” Jn 14:26
"I AM the Way -- I AM Truth and Life. No one can come to the Father except through me." (Jn 14:7)
'... whatever you ask in my name, I will do, so that the Father may be glorified in the Son.' " (John 14:13)
Loving God, calm our troubled hearts. Strengthen our faith in you and in your Son. Strengthen our friendship with Jesus who will show us the way, illuminate the truth and give us life here on earth. Amen.
Heavenly and most faithful God, a God full of mercy and compassion, may You listen to our praise and exaltation, You are the great I AM, our Rock and Savior; you are the God of the rich and of the poor, may your presence in this Easter time renew us, that we may take your words and live it out in our lives through Christ our Lord. Amen.
Jesus, teacher and Lord, we walk sometimes in the confusion and darkness, guide us always with the light of your truth.
O God, you have given signs throughout all history, let us not be blind to them. You have sent us your word, may we not be deaf to it. May we today help others to realize you are alive and living.
“A hired man, who is not a shepherd and whose sheep are not his own, “will leave the sheep and run away and the wolf catches and scatters them”, John 10:12
Lord, we thank you today for the wonderful lessons your son was able to teach us and for the great example of his first followers and our first teachers. Grant us the ability to find your true teachers in this world today. Help us to truly listen and find your voice coming through the onslaught of ideas being shown to us on a daily basis.
"Lord to whom shall we go? You have the words of eternal life. We have believed and have come to know that you are the Holy One of God." (69)
“Whoever eats my Flesh and drinks my Blood, remains in me and I in him, says the Lord!” JN 6:56
“Stop murmuring among yourselves… I am the Living Bread that came down from heaven… the bread that I give is my flesh for the world ” (Jn 6: 43, 51)
" 'Have I been with you for so long a time and you still do not know me? ... whoever believes in me will do the works that I do, and will do greater ones than these ..." (John 14:9, 1)
Lord deepen my faith and my knowledge and commitment to the Gospel. May we experience you closely at every Eucharist
Dear Jesus, help us to satisfy our spiritual hungers. Teach us how to Have a true relationship – a real friendship - with God as you did. Show us the way