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Saturday, May 23, 2015

I will send to you the Spirit of truth, says the Lord; he will guide you to all truth - Daily Bible Readings May 23,2015

1ST READING
 
 
Paul proclaimed the Gospel for two years while under house arrest in Rome. He continued to meet with visitors and evangelize his guards. Traditionally, we believe that he was beheaded and his head bounced on the ground three times. And each time, a fountain of water flowed forth. It is now known as the Tre Fontane or Three Fountains.
 
Acts 28:16-20, 30-31
16 When he entered Rome, Paul was allowed to live by himself, with the soldier who was guarding him. 17 Three days later he called together the leaders of the Jews. When they had gathered he said to them, “My brothers, although I had done nothing against our people or our ancestral customs, I was handed over to the Romans as a prisoner from Jerusalem. 18 After trying my case the Romans wanted to release me, because they found nothing against me deserving the death penalty. 19 But when the Jews objected, I was obliged to appeal to Caesar, even though I had no accusation to make against my own nation. 20 This is the reason, then, I have requested to see you and to speak with you, for it is on account of the hope of Israel that I wear these chains.” [29] 29 30 He remained for two full years in his lodgings. He received all who came to him, 31 and with complete assurance and without hindrance he proclaimed the Kingdom of God and taught about the Lord Jesus Christ.
 
P S A L M
 
Psalm 11:4, 5, 7
R: The just will gaze on your face, O Lord.
The Lord is in his holy temple; the Lord’s throne is in heaven. His eyes behold, his searching glance is on mankind. (R) The Lord searches the just and the wicked; the lover of violence he hates. For the Lord is just, he loves just deeds; the upright shall see his face. (R)
 
GOSPEL
 
 
Jesus determines the path we will travel as we follow Him. We must discern and surrender to His will, aided by the grace of the Holy Spirit. As we grow in discipleship, let us remember to thank God for calling us to follow Him, no matter how difficult life may be.
 
 
GOSPEL ACCLAMATION
I will send to you the Spirit of truth, says the Lord; he will guide you to all truth.
John 21:20-25
20 Peter turned and saw the disciple following whom Jesus loved, the one who had also reclined upon his chest during the supper and had said, “Master, who is the one who will betray you?” 21 When Peter saw him, he said to Jesus, “Lord, what about him?” 22 Jesus said to him, “What if I want him to remain until I come? What concern is it of yours? You follow me.” 23 So the word spread among the brothers that that disciple would not die. But Jesus had not told him that he would not die, just “What if I want him to remain until I come? What concern is it of yours?”24 It is this disciple who testifies to these things and has written them, and we know that his testimony is true. 25 There are also many other things that Jesus did, but if these were to be described individually, I do not think the whole world would contain the books that would be written.
 
think: As we grow in discipleship, let us remember to thank God for calling us to follow Him, no matter how difficult life may be.
 
T O D A Y’S BLESSING LIST
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READ THE BIBLE IN ONE YEAR 1 Samuel 21-24
 

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