Jesus assures us that the Holy Spirit will be sent to bring peace to our hearts. Where do we see the need for peace in our lives today? May we turn to the Lord who longs to offer this grace to face whatever we find in the world today.
Jesus teaches in plain language that just like a vine and its branches, when we are connected to Christ we thrive and bear fruit. Today we consider not only how we can continue to draw closer to the Lord, but also how we might share our lives to bring glory and praise to God in the world today.
Christ offers consolation – a peace that only he can give – to our troubled and fearful hearts. Where do you see the need for God’s peace in your life today? Call upon the Lord and receive this tremendous gift of peace.
The Acts of the Apostles recounts both the persecution and joy that the early Church experienced, showcasing how St. Philip carried on the mission of Jesus through his actions. As we face our challenges today, may we allow the grace of the Lord to give us the strength and wisdom we need.
Jesus teaches that he is “the bread of life” and whoever comes to him will never hunger. The Lord sustains us with this living bread, giving us the strength we need to face the challenges of life today.
The Acts of the Apostles reveals that from the beginning the Church faced challenges and new opportunities for service. As we engage our lives today we have the chance to consider how the Lord is calling us to offer our lives in the name of Jesus Christ.
Questioned by the Sanhedrin, Peter and the other Apostles state, “We must obey God rather than men.” As disciples of Jesus Christ we recognized that we have been made, redeemed and sanctified by the grace of God…and in our moments of testing our character will be revealed by our obedience.