Daily Gospel Reflection for September 15, 2014

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Today’s Gospel: John 19:25 – 27

I love today’s Gospel. Jesus illustrates how much he loves his mother and his disciple. He commends his mother to the care of John. This is a beautiful gesture of love and trust. It also illustrates how despite immense suffering, Jesus continues to put others ahead of his own concerns. Jesus never stops giving.

Ponder:

How can I follow Jesus’ footsteps and put the concerns of others ahead of my own? How can I become a person like the disciple that Jesus entrusted his mother to?

Pray:

Jesus, help me to follow your example and become selfless so that I may tend to the needs of others ahead of my own. Guide me on this journey so others will know that you are present in my life. Amen.

Copyright 2014 Lorrie Lane Dyer

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Lorrie Lane Dyer is a religious education and parish coordinator at her local Catholic Church. She is also a facilitator for the Virtual Learning Community for Faith Formation with the University of Dayton. She is studying Theology at St. Mary of the Woods College with the intention of earning a PhD in Theology. She has written poetry and short stories for over thirty years. Her faith provides her with inspiration for many of her poetry collections, columns and short stories. Lorrie was the creator, editor and writer for The Catholic World, St. Francis of Assisi, has been published in numerous anthologies.

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  1. Lorrie – I’ve often prayed over this gospel and thought, “How could she do it? How could she stand there and watch her son be put to death?” Yet, her whole life was her “Yes” to God’s will, so this moment was as well. I love your question about how we can become more like the beloved disciple – that’s a terrific compliment to Mary’s Fiat, and something for which I too want to strive. Thank you for leading us in a beautiful prayer this morning!

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