Friday of the Third Week of Easter
The reply came, “I am Jesus, whom you are persecuting. Now get up and go into the city and you will be told what you must do.” Acts 9:5-6
Just as the living Father sent me and I have life because of the Father, so also the one who feeds on me will have life because of me. John 6:57
Jesus, help us to hear your call and respond in the affirmative like Mary, Jesus and Peter responded to your wonderful message. Amen.
Jesus asks us to do what he did. Nothing more. Nothing less.
Jesus accepted his mission from the Father. He asks us to accept our mission with the readiness of Ananias and Saul. Ananias responded to the Lord’s request with a straightforward, “Here I am, Lord.” Saul, knocked down from his horse and blinded for three days, also responded to the Lord’s call. Are you ready to respond before you learn
Just as Jesus taught in the Synagogue, so too did Paul teach after his conversion and baptism. Jesus asks us, also, to be teachers of the world.
This summer, watch for your parish’s recruitment drive to sign up new teachers for religious education. Pick a grade where you are comfortable with the children and volunteer to teach.