Homily (Reflection) for Saturday of the Seventh Week of Easter (19th May, 2018) on the Gospel
Acts 28:16-20.30-31;
Ps 10:4-5.7. (R. cf. v. 7);
Jn 21:20-25.
Topic: Follow me (Jn 21:22).
Jesus foretold the kind of death by which Peter would glorify God in yesterday’s gospel. Peter in today’s gospel asked Jesus about the beloved apostle, John, “Lord, what about him?”
Jesus replied him, “If it is my will that he remain until I come, what is that to you? Follow me!”
Just like Peter, often we are worried about the things that have nothing to do with our call. It is important to focus on the command, “Follow me!” On one’s adherence or disobedience to this lies his/her salvation and damnation.
Dear brothers and sisters in Christ, may nothing distract us from our call. It was not the will of God that Peter and John should die the same kind of death. Likewise, each of us is uniquely made. One should not like Peter think that his/her life will be like this or that person’s. We ought to pray with Jesus always, “...not my will but yours be done” (Lk 22:42).
Bible Reading: Matt 10:34-39.
Thought for today: Follow me, and leave the dead to bury their own dead (Matt 8:22).
Let us pray: Lord, give us the grace to be faithful to our call to the end – Amen.
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