I am the way, and the truth, and the life. (John 14:6)
"Talk with Jesus in prayer while listening to the Word; experience the joy of reconciliation in the sacrament of Penance; receive the Body and Blood of Christ in the Eucharist; welcome and serve Him in your brothers and sisters." --Pope John Paul II, World Youth Day XII
Think About That
The Holy Father is describing for us the way to be disciples of Jesus. First, read the Bible and listen to God's Word. Second, forgive others and be forgiven through the Sacrament of Penance. Third, attend Mass and receive Christ in the Eucharist. After doing these things, after hearing the Word, receiving forgiveness, and taking the Eucharist, go forth and serve others as Christ did.
This week practice each of the four steps mentioned above. Read from your Bible at least once this week. Seek forgiveness from someone, and receive the Sacrament of Penance if possible. Attend Mass. Commit to one thing that is of service to others, like volunteering somewhere or helping out with something at school or in the community.
Say A Prayer
Lord, I want to follow your ways. Help me to hear your Word, forgive others, receive you in the Eucharist, and serve those in need.
Did You Know?
Pope John Paul II participated in the sessions of the Second Vatican Council beginning in October 1962 and ending in 1965.
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