Daily Gospel Reflection for April 14, 2015

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Catholic Mom Daily Gospel Reflections Logo with gold outlineToday’s Gospel: John 3:7B-15

In today’s Gospel, we meet Nicodemus. I don’t mind telling you, I can relate to him. Nicodemus had trouble believing things he couldn’t see. He focused on earthly things, not heavenly things. Nicodemus represents all people who are in darkness and have trouble seeing God’s signs. He believed only because he saw something. He needed actions to back things up. I am afraid I do, too, sometimes. I think sometimes we all focus too much on what we can see right in front of us and not enough on the heavenly things we can’t see. Nicodemus needed to open his eyes and so do we.

Ponder:

Can I relate to Nicodemus?

Do I focus on only what I can see?

Do I take the time needed to try to understand the things I can’t see?

Pray:

Lord, open my eyes to all you have to show me. Don’t allow me to focus on only what I can see. Allow me to experience all you have in mind for me. Amen.

We thank our friends at The Word Among Us for providing our gospel reflection team with copies of Abide In My Word 2015: Mass Readings at Your Fingertips. To pray the daily gospels with this wonderful resource, visit The Word Among Us.

Copyright 2015 Ellen Toole

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The co-creator of the family funny online comic strip GRACIELAND, Ellen Toole is a professional educator, facilitator and writer with a passion for Scripture. Ellen has a B.A. degree in Elementary Education from Boston College, and is committed to making faith relevant in everyday life via innovative, inspiring and fresh and fun ideas.

2 Comments

  1. Simple, short, true, insightful, thought provoking, all in one paragraph. Thank you. It is the story of Zachariah and Thomas all over again. Wouldn’t it be nice if we had the faith of The Virgin Mary or the Centurion. Why is it so hard for us to say, “You need only say the word, and it will be done” and leave matters in His hands? I think it is hard because we do not fully understand the scope of God. The good news is that Jesus still brought about the right things for Zachariah and Thomas.

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