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Daily Reading and Prayer

May 2021

May 13

May 13, 2021

Mk 16:15-20 The eleven are sent out to proclaim the Gospel to the whole world. They are to speak and act in Jesus’ name. They will do extraordinary things at great risk but have nothing to fear for they are not alone. I can think of a number of times when you told me to go in a direction that I never imagined. I told you no and you...
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May 12

May 12, 2021

Jn 16:12-15 Jesus will not return in the flesh but in Spirit. His Spirit will continue to speak to his disciples in their hearts. He will speak the words he receives from the Father, actively guiding them in ways that give God glory. I cannot imagine what it must have been like for the disciples to see you go, not once, but twice. Then, as...
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May 11

May 11, 2021

Jn 16:5-11 It is necessary that Jesus leave so that the Advocate who is the Spirit of truth will come. That same Spirit will stand in judgment of the world, a world that refused to recognize Jesus as having come from the Father thus rejecting him. Spirit, I pray that I listen when you speak to me and always guide me to the truth. This content...
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May 10

May 10, 2021

Jn 15:26-16:4 Amidst the world’s hostility and persecution, the Advocate will come to bear witness to Jesus through the disciples. Jesus’ departure makes possible the coming of the Spirit, Jesus glorified who will empower and guide them. “Spirit of the living God, fall afresh on me,” this day and all the days to come....
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May 9

May 9, 2021

Jn 15:9-17 The cycle of love is revealed through Jesus words and deeds, through Jesus’ very self. It begins with the relationship between the Father and the Son, poured out on us, drawing us into that divine relationship and compelling us to love one another. We know that God loves but to reflect on the fact that God is love takes our...
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May 8

May 8, 2021

Jn 15:18-21 There is an analogy between the way the world treats Jesus and the way it treats those who believe in him. The servants are not greater than their master and thus are not immune from suffering and persecution. It is difficult to understand how to be in but not of the world. It’s easy to get caught up in all the world has to...
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May 7

May 7, 2021

Jn 15:12-17 It is Jesus who first chooses his disciples and invites them into a loving friendship with him. Accepting Jesus’ invitation into that relationship calls for their going out and sharing that love with others. This is Jesus’ command. Your commands do not limit us. They set us free from all that keeps us from loving you and...
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May 6

May 6, 2021

Jn 15:9-11 Those who believe are drawn into the mutual love of Father and Son through Jesus’ love. Those who believe respond to God’s love by serving and loving others. This love is not without trial and suffering but through the suffering comes great joy. It’s hard to forget times of suffering but to remember the good that...
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May 5

May 5, 2021

Jn 15:1-8 This Gospel is a beautiful and meaningful expression of relationship that the believer must take to heart. We are all connected to God and to one another. God is our center and our source. I am reminded again that you were and will always be the best teacher. Through the metaphors, sayings and parables I see, understand and believe....
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May 4

May 4, 2021

Jn 14:27-31 Jesus offers peace and consolation to the troubled disciples. Their time together is going to change. All that he has told them will ultimately help them understand his mission and courageously endure their own. His peace, the peace of the Father, will carry them through suffering and death to resurrection. Your peace surpasses all...
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May 3

May 3, 2021

Jn 14:6-14 Jesus tells Thomas that he is the way to the Father. Phillip wants to see the Father. Though clearly exasperated, Jesus continues the discussion by saying again that his words and his works are the words and works of the Father. He then turns attention to the disciples by telling them that he is their advocate. They need only ask in...
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May 2

May 2, 2021

Jn 15:1-8 Jesus’ use of the metaphor of the vine describes the disciple’s relationship with him and with the Father. The commandment of love is rooted in the love of the Father and the Son and the love of Jesus and his disciples. It is a love both mutual and reciprocal. For John, the love Christians have for one another is a...
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May 1

May 1, 2021

Jn 14:7-14 The disciples closest to Jesus are trying his patience. Philip’s request is a tipping point. They have been with him. They have heard him teach, seen him pray and yet they still do not understand that his relationship with the Father is more than their understanding of family. He and the Father are one. You empowered your...
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