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The Bible Diary is an attractive publication that contains the scripture readings for the Daily and Sunday celebration of the Holy Eucharist.

 Each page contains a reflection and space for the reader to add his or her own thoughts. A real spiritual treasure.

06 June 2017 In English 0 comment

dglogoGospel: Mk 1:7-11 (or Lk 3:23-38)
      John the Baptist preached to the people, saying, “After me comes one who is more powerful than I am; I have baptized you with water, but he will baptize you in the Holy Spirit.”
      At that time, Jesus came from Nazareth, a town of Galilee, and was baptized by John in the Jordan. And the moment he came up out of the water, heaven opened before him, and he saw the Spirit coming down on him like a dove. And these words were heard from heaven, “You are my Son, the Beloved, the One I have chosen.”

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dglogoGospel: Jn 1:43-51
     The next day, Jesus decided to set off for Galilee. He found Philip and said to him, “Follow me.” Philip was from Bethsaida, the town of Andrew and Peter. Philip found Nathanael and said to him, “We have found the one Moses wrote about in the law, and the prophets: he is Jesus, son of Joseph, from Nazareth.”

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A GospelGospel: Jn 1:35-42
     On the following day, John was standing there again, with two of his disciples. As Jesus walked by, John looked at him and said, “There is the Lamb of God.” On hearing this, the two disciples followed Jesus. He turned and saw them following, and he said to them, “What are you looking for?” They answered, “Rabbi (which means Master), where are you staying?” Jesus said, “Come and see.” So they went and saw where he stayed, and spent the rest of that day with him. It was about four o’clock in the afternoon.
       Andrew, the brother of Simon Peter, was one of the two who heard what John had said, and followed Jesus. Early the next morning, he found his brother Simon and said to him, “We have found the Messiah” (which means the Christ), and he brought Simon to Jesus. Jesus looked at him and said, “You are Simon, son of John, but you shall be called Cephas” (which means Rock).

       When Jesus invited his disciples by telling them: COME AND SEE, they left everything behind — father, boat, fish catch, work, etc — and followed him. We also hear similar invitations at different points of our life — from childhood to adolescence to youth to adulthood to midlife to old age. Sometimes we experience crisis at these transitions. Chinese calligraphy has the same character for “crisis” and for “opportunity”. So these crisis points are opportunities for growth and development — to perceive more challenges, to meet more impulses for transformation. There is a tendency to want to stay where one is and not to make the step ahead. We cling to what is familiar and have some fear of the unknown. But we will grow and develop to the extent that we leave our comfort zones. And as we experience both successes and failures, accomplishments and diminishment, if we learn from them, we will grow not only in age but in wisdom.