Saturday of the Third Week of Easter
Malvern Minute


Saturday of the Third Week of Easter

April 24, 2021

Deacon Anthony J. Cincotta

Saint Mary Magdalen Parish, Media, PA


Acts of the Apostles 9:31-42

Psalm 116:12-13, 14-15, 16-17

John 6:60-69


            “Master, to whom shall we go?  Simon Peter’s words echo in our hearts.  When we have opportunities to grow our lives deeper into Jesus, either through loving or suffering events, then we too can speak this belief, “…that You are the Holy One of God.”

            There are times in our lives that we can also be like the disciples who didn’t understand Jesus’ Words.  Often Jesus spoke in analogies such as, “I am the bread of life.”  Some of those listeners walked away because they did not understand the meaning of plain bread as Holy Eucharist.  Or they were baffled when Christ spoke of, “the will of my Father.”  How then could Jesus, the son of Mary and Joseph, be Son of the Father? 

            I believe that to ask questions, to dig deeply into the mystery of God, is important to grow in our faith.  God never gets tired of our questions.  Unfortunately, we do.  When we don’t understand, we are tempted to give up and go away, just as His disciples sometimes did.

            Friends, Jesus’ apostles finally did “get it.”  As a result the Catholic church was born and Jesus’ name is above every name.  After all, 1.329 billion Catholics can’t be wrong. 

Question(s) of the Day:  Where is it in my life that I have been poor?  Where do I need God to touch me?  How has God touched me?  How do I thank God for all of the gift’s He has given to me?

Prayer:  “Father, I pray for them, that they may be one in us, so that the world may believe it was you who sent me, says the Lord, alleluia.”  Jn. 17:20-21




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