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Wednesday, May 14th. Holy Gospel of Jesus Christ according to St John 15:9-17.


Saint Matthias, apostle – Feast

14 MAY 2014

“As the Father loves me, so I also love you.
Remain in my love.” “This is my commandment:
love one another as I love you.”

14 mar 12 Sermon on Mount

Holy Gospel of Jesus Christ according to Saint John 15:9-17.

As the Father loves me, so I also love you. Remain in my love.
If you keep my commandments, you will remain in my love,
just as I have kept my Father’s commandments and remain in his love.
I have told you this so that my joy may be in you and
your joy may be complete.
This is my commandment: love one another as I love you.
No one has greater love than this,
to lay down one’s life for one’s friends.
You are my friends if you do what I command you.
I no longer call you slaves, because a slave does not know
what his master is doing. I have called you friends,
because I have told you everything I have heard from my Father.
It was not you who chose me, but I who chose you and
appointed you to go and bear fruit that will remain,
so that whatever you ask the Father in my name he may give you.
This I command you: love one another.

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Saint Matthias, apostle – Feast

14 MAY 2014

Commentary of the day

Pope Francis

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Pope Francis
Apostolic Exhortation

« Evangelii Gaudium / The Joy of the Gospel »
§ 264 (trans. © copyright Libreria Editrice Vaticana)

“It was I who chose you and appointed you to go and bear fruit that will remain”

Personal encounter with the saving love of Jesus: The primary reason for evangelizing is the love of Jesus which we have received, the experience of salvation which urges us to ever greater love of him. What kind of love would not feel the need to speak of the beloved, to point him out, to make him known? If we do not feel an intense desire to share this love, we need to pray insistently that he will once more touch our hearts. We need to implore his grace daily, asking him to open our cold hearts and shake up our lukewarm and superficial existence.

Standing before him with open hearts, letting him look at us, we see that gaze of love which Nathaniel glimpsed on the day when Jesus said to him: “I saw you under the fig tree” (Jn 1,48). How good it is to stand before a crucifix, or on our knees before the Blessed Sacrament, and simply to be in his presence! How much good it does us when he once more touches our lives and impels us to share his new life! What then happens is that “we speak of what we have seen and heard” (1 Jn 1,3).

The best incentive for sharing the Gospel comes from contemplating it with love, lingering over its pages and reading it with the heart. If we approach it in this way, its beauty will amaze and constantly excite us. But if this is to come about, we need to recover a contemplative spirit which can help us to realize ever anew that we have been entrusted with a treasure which makes us more human and helps us to lead a new life. There is nothing more precious which we can give to others.

©Evangelizo.org 2001-2014

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Saint Matthias, apostle – Feast

14 MAY 2014

Saint of the day

Saint Matthias

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Saint Matthias

Matthias (Hebrew transliteration: Mattityahu[2]; d. 80), according to the Acts of the Apostles, was the apostle chosen by the remaining eleven apostles to replace Judas Iscariot following Judas’ betrayal of Jesus and suicide. His calling as an apostle is unique in that his appointment was not made personally by Jesus, who had already ascended to heaven, and, it was made before the descent of the Holy Spirit upon the early Church.

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