Daily Gospel Reflection for April 28, 2015

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Catholic Mom Daily Gospel Reflections Logo with gold outlineToday’s Gospel: John 10:22-30

Optional Memorial of Saint Peter Chanel, Priest and Martyr

Optional Memorial of Saint Louis Grignion de Montfort, Priest

It is painful to me to think that people asked Jesus who he was and they choose not to believe him. It is painful in the same way as when people I love turn away from the faith. I have watched many people turn away, and it’s not that they don’t believe in God but they seem to think religion is useless. How can being a part of the Church be useless? How can you say, “I believe,” but have no need to express that belief?

All that we have and all that we are is because of God. Jesus points to his Father as the source of his powerful signs and the giver of eternal life. Truly all is gift. I am grateful and thankful that in my spiritual walk I have always desired to hear the shepherd’s voice. I may not always hear it, and sometimes it’s difficult to follow, but my desire is to never be taken “out of the Father’s hand.”

Ponder:

Do I recognize Jesus in my life? Am I aware of the blessings in my life? Do I thank God for all he has given me?

Pray:

Lord, thank you for all you have given me. Help me to see you in my daily life and remember that you are calling me to you always. Open my ears to your voice, my shepherd. 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 Deanna Bartalini

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Deanna Bartalini is a Catholic wife, mom, writer and educator. Deanna has been married for over 30 years and raised two wonderful adults. She is the Director of Faith Formation at St. Edward Catholic Church in Palm Beach, FL. She writes at DeannaBartalini.com, she serves as the editor of the NewEvangelizers.com blog and is a contributor there as well as at AmazingCatechists.com and contributed to our latest Catholic Mom title, A Catholic Mom's Prayer Companion. Deanna is available to lead retreats and speak at catechist and ministry events.

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  1. Beautiful reflection. I can relate to your feelings when someone stops going to church. I feel that same kind of hurt. I do wish I could convey my feelings about that to family members who don’t get it. I pray to St. Monica a lot!

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