SATURDAY VII EASTER

 MOTIVATION

Easter has blossomed yet another year in our lives with its joyful and renewing pulse; illuminating dark or painful areas, filling life and desire for God with hope.
It is Easter in the world, in hearts.
The Risen Christ has taken us by the hand with his saving word and his all-transforming risen presence.
He is our God and Father.
Lord of time and history.
To him we entrust our dreams and our ways.
Amen! Hallelujah!

 From the Gospel of John 21,20-25
At that time Peter, turning round, saw the disciple whom Jesus loved following them, the same disciple who at supper had leaned on his breast and asked him, "Lord, who is he that betrayeth thee?"
Seeing him, Peter says to Jesus:
"Sir, what about this one?
Jesus answers him:
"If I want him to stay until I come, what about you? You follow me."
Then a rumour began to spread among the brothers that this disciple would not die. But Jesus did not say to him that he would not die, but, "If I will that he tarry till I come, what to you?"
This is the disciple who testifies to all this and has written it down; and we know that his testimony is true.
Jesus did many other things. If they were written down one by one, I don't think the world could contain the books that would have to be written.

PRAYERFUL COMMENTARY
The end of John's gospel is curious and witty in its words:
"Jesus did many other things. If they were written down one by one, I don't think the whole world could contain the books that would have to be written."
These are words that only appear in this Gospel, but we ourselves can affirm that there is nothing exaggerated about them.
We know many things about the life of Jesus, how he brought salvation and the love of the Father to his time in a tangible way, but even more abundant and mysterious are the works he has done in each one of us throughout the centuries.
Today, on the eve of the Solemnity of Pentecost, we are invited to gather ourselves in a space of time, and to be able to write, to make a concrete memory, of the works and signs of the Gospel that Christ himself has done in my life. If we were to unite them with others, we could publish beautiful pages full of salvation, surprising and mysterious. Pages that bear witness to the silent works of faith that the Holy Spirit performs in each one of us. Signs and actualised works of salvation of God in his Church.

PRAYER
Lord Jesus,
in the truth of your immense work in our lives,
we can today exclaim like the Samaritans
who heard about Christ
the woman who came to draw water from the well:
"We no longer believe for you,
but that we ourselves
we have recognised the power of Christ,
the true Messiah and Son of God".
 
Others once told us about You,
of your works and of your Person;
but today it is I myself who could shout out to the four winds
that you are Lord of the world and of history,
full of goodness and Love.
The Server.
 
In expectation of the outpouring of your Spirit,
I recognise your saving work in my life.
And while I wait for the time
of the final meeting,
I proclaim your greatness to the world
wishing you a renewed Pentecost.
 
Ana María Díaz, cm
 


8th JUNE 2019 - 7th SATURDAY OF EASTER

MOTIVATION
Easter has blossomed once more in our lives with its joyful and renewing gaiety; enlightening dark or painful areas, filling life and the desire of God with hope.
It is Easter in the world, in our hearts.
The Risen Christ has taken us by the hand
with his saving word and with his resurrected presence
that transforms everything.
He is our God and Father,
Lord of time and of history.
To him we entrust our dreams and our ways.
Amen! Hallelujah!

From the Gospel of John 21:20-25 
Peter turned and saw that the disciple whom Jesus loved was following them. (This was the one who had leaned back against Jesus at the supper and had said, "Lord, who is going to betray you?") When Peter saw him, he asked, "Lord, what about him?"
Jesus answered, "If I want him to remain alive until I return, what is that to you? You must follow me." Because of this, the rumor spread among the believers that this disciple would not die. But Jesus did not say that he would not die; he only said, "If I want him to remain alive until I return, what is that to you?"
This is the disciple who testifies to these things and who wrote them down. We know that his testimony is true.
Jesus did many other things as well. If every one of them were written down, I suppose that even the whole world would not have room for the books that would be written.
 
REFLECTION
The end of the Gospel of John is curious and witty in his words:
"Many other things Jesus did. If they were written one by one, I think that not even the whole world could contain the books that would have to be written."
They are words that only appear in this gospel, but that we ourselves can affirm that they are not exaggerated at all.
We know many things about the life of Jesus, how he brought the salvation and love of the Father in a tangible way, but the works that he has done in each one of us is even more abundant and mysterious.
Today, on the eve of the Solemnity of Pentecost, we are invited to make silence for some time, and to write, to make concrete memory, of the works and signs of the Gospel that Christ himself has made in my life. If we unite them with others, we could publish beautiful, surprising and mysterious pages full of salvation. Pages that are testimony of the silent works of faith that the Holy Spirit performs in each one of us. Signs and works of salvation carried out by God in his Church today.
 
PRAYER
Lord Jesus,
in the truth of your immense work in our lives,
we can today exclaim like the Samaritans
who heard about Christ
from the woman who came to draw water from the well:
"We no longer believe because of you,
but we ourselves have recognised the power of Christ,
the true Messiah and Son of God. "
 
Others told us about You,
of your works and your Person;
but today I am the one who could shout to the four winds
that you are Lord of the world and of history,
full of kindness and Love.
The One who serves.
 
In the expectation of the outpouring of your Spirit,
I recognize your saving work in my life.
And while I wait for the time
of the final encounter,
I proclaim to the world your greatness
longing for a renewed Pentecost.   
 
Ana María Díaz, cm

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