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Sunday, May 11, 2008

The Daily Gospel

«Lord, to whom shall we go? You have the words of eternal life.» John 6,68

Monday, 12 May 2008

Monday of the Sixth week in Ordinary Time

Today the Church celebrates : Pancras, Nereus & Achilleus

Blessed Teresa of Calcutta : "They were seeking from him a sign from heaven to test him"

Holy Gospel of Jesus Christ according to Saint Mark 8,11-13.

The Pharisees came forward and began to argue with him, seeking from him a sign from heaven to test him. He sighed from the depth of his spirit and said, "Why does this generation seek a sign? Amen, I say to you, no sign will be given to this generation." Then he left them, got into the boat again, and went off to the other shore.

Commentary of the day :

Blessed Teresa of Calcutta (1910-1997), Foundress of the Missionary Sisters of Charity

"They were seeking from him a sign from heaven to test him"

God is everywhere, in everything; without him we cannot exist. I've never doubted his existence for one moment but I know there are some who doubt. If you don't believe in God, at least you can help others with deeds inspired by love, and the fruit of those works will be the coming down of extra graces into your soul. Then you will begin to open yourself out gradually and will long for the joy of loving God.

There are so many religions! Each one follows God in its own way. But I follow the way of Christ: Jesus is my God, Jesus is my Spouse, Jesus is my only Love, Jesus is my All for me in everything, Jesus is all for me.

This is why I'm never afraid. I do my work with Jesus; I do it for him, offering it to him; so the results are his, not mine. If you need a guide, you have only to turn your eyes to Jesus. You have to hand yourself over to him and rely entirely on him. If you do that then doubt vanishes away and assurance takes over. But Jesus said: «Unless you turn and become like children, you cannot come to me» (cf Mt 18,3).

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