Daily Gospel Reflection for April 28, 2014

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Today’s Gospel: John 3:1-8

Happy Easter! How fitting to read this Gospel just after Jesus saves us by his Passion, Death and Resurrection.  Nicodemus wanted to believe and so do we.  He wants to have the “spirit” and be “born again” so the he can enter the Kingdom and so do we.  When Jesus breathed his last on Good Friday, he broke all the bonds of sin and slavery, giving us new life, calling us to him and filling us with the Spirit.

When I read “The wind blows where it wills” I am reminded of a few things.  First, that salvation is for all.  Then, if you accept it, hold on because it can be a wild ride and next, it gives life to your being like nothing else.

Ponder:

Have I accepted the Spirit and allowed it to move in my life?

Pray:

Jesus, like Nicodemus I want to be born again and filled with the Spirit.  Help me accept the gift of salvation and allow your Spirit to move in my life so I may enter the Kingdom of God.  Amen.

Copyright 2014 Deanna Bartalini

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Deanna G. Bartalini, is a Catholic writer, speaker, and educator. She and her husband Deacon John have two married children and a grandson. Deanna loves teaching about Catholicism and how it fits into our daily lives. She writes at DeannaBartalini.com, serves as the editor of the NewEvangelizers.com blog, and is a contributor there as well as at AmazingCatechists.com. Deanna contributed to A Catholic Mom's Prayer Companion published by Ave Maris Press. She has written “Invite the Holy Spirit into Your Life: Growing in Love, Joy, Peace, Patience, Kindness, Goodness, Faithfulness, Gentleness and Self-Control” one book in the series of the Stay Connected Journals for Catholic Women published by Gracewatch Media. Deanna is available to lead retreats and speak at catechist and ministry events.

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