By José Antonio Pagola.
Jesus is saying goodbye to his disciples. He sees them sad and upset. Soon they won’t have him with them. Who can fill that void? Until now he has been the one who took care of them, defended them from the Scribes and Pharisees, sustained their weak and faltering faith, described for them the truth of God, and initiated them into God’s humanizing project. Continue reading
Weekly Gospel reflection from José Antonio Pagola www.eclesalia.net
José Antonio Pagola.
In our Christian communities we need to live a new experience of Jesus, reviving our relationship with him. We need to put him decisively in the center of our life. We need to move from a Jesus confessed in a routine way, to a Jesus welcomed in a vital way. The Gospel of John gives us some important suggestions when it speaks of the relationship of the sheep with their Shepherd. Continue reading
The Gospel, radiant with the glory of Christ’s cross, constantly invites us to rejoice. Jesus promises his disciples You will be sorrowful but your sorrow will turn into joy. Wherever the disciples went in the early days there was great joy. Why should we not also enter into this great stream of joy?