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WEDNESDAY OF THE THIRD WEEK OF EASTER APRIL 21, 2021 MEMORIAL OF ST ANSELM




A reading from the holy Gospel according to John 6:35-40

Jesus said to the crowds, “I am the bread of life; whoever comes to me will never hunger, and whoever believes in me will never thirst. But I told you that although you have seen me, you do not believe. Everything that the Father gives me will come to me, and I will not reject anyone who comes to me, because I came down from heaven not to do my own will but the will of the one who sent me. And this is the will of the one who sent me, that I should not lose anything of what he gave me, but that I should raise it on the last day. For this is the will of my Father, that everyone who sees the Son and believes in him may have eternal life, and I shall raise him on the last day.”


REFLECTION

The example set by Jesus in doing God's will and not His own is something that we should strife for.


The complete surrender to God is the firm foundation of our spiritual life. We love and trust God who created us. All that He gives us is the best for us. Why would we not completely surrender ourselves to the one who wills only our good and joy? It is a choice we make to seek holiness via total abandonment.


This is all God asks of us. But God does not want robots to love and obey Him, but rather, He has given us free will to decide if we want to pursue our fears, anxieties, doubts and worries or be totally living for Him.


It is like knowing how a book ends. Jesus, through His death and resurrection, has ransomed us from evil and has promised us eternal life. We have only to let our author finish our book by obeying His commandments and following Him.


God Bless You.





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