April 16, 2016: Saturday, Third Week of Easter

Jesus then said to the Twelve, “Do you also want to leave?”
Simon Peter answered him, “Master, to whom shall we go?” (John 6: 67–68)

            The disciples began to have second thoughts as Jesus promised he would give them his Body and Blood. Was the commitment to Jesus and to their mission worth the opposition it would invite? The mission we share with the disciples invites the same commitment and the same opposition. How do we remain faithful to our mission in the face of the inevitable opposition? The answer lies in the very gift that Jesus left to his disciples and to us. In the gift of his Body and Blood, Jesus promises his fidelity to us. It is that fidelity that empowers us to remain faithful to our mission of touching the heart of our world with the mercy of God revealed in the Blood of Jesus.

Fr. Andy O’Reilly, C.PP.S. (Cincinnati)

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