Tuesday, May 10, 2016

Reflection: John 17:1-11a

Tuesday of the Seventh Week of Easter - John 17:1-11a

“I have made your name known to those whom you gave me.”  What powerful words and what a wondrous gift Jesus gave to his disciples!  Take a moment and think back to your childhood.  Who was it that introduced you to God and to Jesus?  Was it your parents or was it the priests, sisters, or teachers in your parish or at your school?  Was God manifested to you in the beauty of nature? Perhaps it was all of the above!

The question for us today is: How are we making Jesus’ name known to the people in our lives? Think about that for a moment.  How do you strive to share Jesus’ love, compassion and generosity to the people in your life?  It may be through the simple and repetitive acts of the daily or it might be through reaching out to someone who is struggling.  When we strive to share Jesus’ love and care with others, we are making Jesus known to them.
Who is who makes Jesus known to you?  How do they do that?  Is it by their care and appreciation of who you are?  Did they do something to make your day brighter?  Today I invite you to be mindful of the small yet wondrous gifts of care and love the people in your life share with you.  Give thanks for their goodness and love!   And give thanks for the goodness and love of Jesus!

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