Daily Gospel Reflection for May 9, 2017


Today’s Gospel: John 10:22-30

Do you keep people in suspense? When someone finds out you’re a Catholic Christian do you think they are waiting to see what that looks like? I live in the South. Not the deep South, so Catholicism isn’t quite as scarce as it is in some parts of the country, but still, I’m in the minority. That means when faith comes up in social settings, I am usually the token Catholic.

If I just say, “I’m Catholic” and then don’t act on or reflect that truth then is it really the truth? The Jews were pressing Jesus to SAY that he was the Christ. His response: Why haven’t you paid attention to all the things I’ve done that PROVE I AM. I think we’re the photo negative of Jesus sometimes. We say we are, but we don’t show we are. We don’t need to think too hard about which approach is more effective.


Can you think of any areas of your life where you have misrepresented what it means to be a Christian?


Heavenly Father, help me to live my faith out loud, not just in name but in action so others see me and are pointed to your Son.


Copyright 2017 Abby Brundage

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Abby Brundage Watts is a mother of two little boys. Since January of 2008 she has hosted The Big, Big House Morning Show on Spirit FM 90.5, the radio ministry of the Catholic Diocese of St. Petersburg in Florida. The show mixes inspiration, humor and family fun (and great music of course)! You can hear Abby every weekday 6-10am, EST and online at www.myspiritfm.com. She also is the co-creator of the podcast, Perhaps This Is the Moment. You can find it on all the podcast platforms.


  1. Wow Abby, this reflection really packs a (great) punch! Your ponder question has me really examining not only the times I am duplicitous in my representation of my faith via my works, but also those moments when I back away from even sharing how much Jesus means to me because I don’t want to offend someone or make them feel uncomfortable. Thank you for a fruitful time of prayer this morning.

  2. Thank you, Lisa! I’ve been learning and trying to be more bold in my faith. I admire people who are unapologetic, yet kind in their witness. #lifegoals

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