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2nd Week of Easter, Saturday, April 17

 2nd Week of Easter, Saturday, April 17

Acts 6:1-7 / John 6:16-21

The disciples run into trouble; The Lord was with them in their trouble. 

There's a famous poem called "Footprints." It's about a person, in a dream, walking along a beach with the Lord. Suddenly, across the sky, scenes appear from the person's life. For each scene, two sets of footprints appear in the sand: one belonging to the Lord, the other to the person.

2nd Week of Easter, Friday, April 16

 2nd Week of Easter, Friday, April 16

Acts 5:34-42 / John 6:1-15

Jesus feeds 5,000 people; He multiplied five loaves. 

Almost a century ago, two men were on a train in France. The older man was reading the Bible story of the multiplication of the loaves. Noticing this, the younger man said, "Pardon me, sir, but do you really believe what you're reading?" "Yes," said the older man, "don't you believe it?"

2nd Week of Easter, Thursday, April 15

  2nd Week of Easter, Thursday, April 15

Acts 5:27-33 / John 3:31-36 

Jesus speaks about eternal life; Whoever believes has eternal life.

Most people who turn on a television set can't tell you how the magic box works. But they don't deny that it works. The picture on the screen tells them that. Most people who drive an automobile can't tell you how the magic motor works. But they don't deny that it works. The movement of the car tells them that.

2nd Week of Easter, Wednesday, April 14

 2nd Week of Easter, Wednesday, April 14

Acts 5:17-26 / John 3:16-21 

Jesus continues his instruction; "Whoever believes will not see death. "

 The original stage version of Godspell captures the Gospel's spirit of joy in an attractive way. The first act celebrates the joy of the woman who finds her lost coin, the joy of the shepherd who finds his lost sheep, the joy of the father who finds his lost son. The second act begins the same way.

Easter 3 Sunday B: Emmaus Journey

Fr. Jude Botelho:
In today’s first reading Peter highlights how God maintains his covenant with mankind continually despite their sins and ignorance.

Easter 2nd Week: April 12-17:

  Easter 2nd Week: April 12-17: 

April 12 Monday: The context: Today’s Gospel describes the night visit of Nicodemus made to Jesus. Nicodemus was a rich Jewish rabbi and one of the seventy members of Sanhedrin. Later in his Gospel, John shows us how Nicodemus argued for a fair trial for Jesus (7:51) and how he cooperated with Joseph of Arimathea to bury Jesus (19:38). Nicodemus came to Jesus convinced that obeying the Mosaic Law and offering the prescribed sacrifices were enough for one’s eternal salvation.

2nd Week of Easter, Tuesday, April 13

 2nd Week of Easter, Tuesday, April 13

Acts 4:32-37 / John 3:7-15

Jesus continues his instruction; "We must be born of the spirit. " 

A town drunk and loafer underwent a religious conversion. Some of his old cronies ridiculed him. One said sarcastically, "Surely you haven't begun to believe all that stuff about changing water into wine?" The ex-drunk replied, "I can't tell you whether Jesus turned water into wine in Cana.