Thursday, May 3, 2018

Standing in the Gospel of Jesus Christ

In today's first reading, 1 Cor 15: 1-8, St. Paul reminds us of "the Gospel I preached to you, which you indeed received and in which  you also stand."

You and I received it!
We stand in it!
We are nourished by it!
We are made holy by it!
We are saved by it!
We are made righteous by it, in it, and through it!
We are strengthened by it.
We are shown the Way and the Truth and the Life by it and in it and through it! When we immerse ourselves in the Gospel, we meet and know Jesus and, in knowing Jesus, we know the Father, Jesus reminds us in today's Gospel, John 14: 6-14: "If you know me," Jesus says to Philip, "then you will also know my Father."


  • A life-giving Word!
  • A two-edged sword, cutting to the marrow of our bones!
  • A transforming Word!
  • A purifying Word!
  • An Eternal Word!
  • A nourishing Word!
  • A reconciling Word!
  • The Glory of God!
  • The Salvation of our God!
  • The Creative Energy of God!
  • The "I AM"!
  • The Way, the Truth, the Life of God!
  • The Love of God!
Today's responsorial psalm, I believe,  tells us that the message of the Gospel "goes out to all the earth," that "the heavens declare the glory of God; and the firmament proclaims [God's] handiwork. Day pours out the word to day; and night to night imparts knowledge" of God!

WOW! The next time the priest raises up the Gospel, let you and me fall on our knees in reverence, in awe, in gratitude!

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