May 31, 2023
For at the moment the sound of your greeting reached my ears, the infant in my womb leaped for joy.
Jesus brings joy. And anyone who is associated with Jesus also brings joy. That is why Mary also brings joy. She brings Jesus.
May 30, 2023
Jesus said, “Amen, I say to you, there is no one who has given up house or brothers or sisters or mother or father or children or lands for my sake and for the sake of the Gospel who will not receive a hundred times more now in this present age: houses and brothers and sisters and mothers and children and lands, with persecutions, and eternal life in the age to come.
Jesus is generous. Whatever we give him, he transforms it into more. He wants us to have an abundance of all good gifts.
May 29, 2023
Then he said to the disciple, “Behold, your mother.”
Jesus is someone who gives us everything. He gives us his life so that we can become part of his family: children of his Father and children of Mary, his mother.
May 28, 2023
And when he had said this, he breathed on them and said to them, “Receive the Holy Spirit.”
Jesus is the one who gives us the Holy Spirit. Just as he breathed the Holy Spirit on the apostles, he gives us the Holy Spirit whenever we ask him.
May 27, 2023
Jesus said to him, “What if I want him to remain until I come? What concern is it of yours? You follow me.”
Jesus is the one who we should follow. He wants each of us to follow him and not to worry about whether anyone else is following him.
May 26, 2023
He said to him the third time, “Simon, son of John, do you love me?”
Jesus is Patience. He stays with us during our sins and failures and then gives us a new chance to love and serve him.
May 25, 2023
“I pray not only for these, but also for those who will believe in me through their word, so that they may all be one.”
Jesus is our intercessor. He prays that all who believe in him will be united. And he sends us the Holy Spirit so that we can fulfill his will for unity.
May 24, 2023
And I consecrate myself for them, so that they also may be consecrated in truth.”
Jesus is Truth. He is the Word is God which is truth. Just as he devotes himself entirely to us, he wants us to be entirely devoted to the truth which he has revealed to be himself.
May 23, 2023
“Now glorify me, Father, with you, with the glory that I had with you before the world began.”
Jesus is Glory. He is glory because he is Heaven, he is the praise of the Father, he is Eternal Life.
May 22, 2023
“I have conquered the world.”
Jesus is the conqueror of the world. And how does he conquer the world? By coming into the world for our salvation.
May 21, 2023
“All power in heaven and on earth has been given to me.” “Give glory to your son, so that your son may glorify you, just as you gave him authority over all people, so that your son may give eternal life to all you gave him.”
Jesus is the one who has all power and authority. This is good news because he is the one who knows how to do good things with them.
May 20, 2023
“For the Father himself loves you, because you have loved me and have come to believe that I came from God.”
Jesus is the Bridge between us and the Father. The Father loves us and when we love Jesus this love opens up a pathway to the Father’s love.
May 19, 2023
“Amen, amen, I say to you, whatever you ask the Father in my name he will give you.”
Jesus is Salvation. His name even means salvation. When we ask is his name, we are asking for all that is good.
May 18, 2023
“But your grief will become joy.” “Make disciples of all nations.”
Jesus is Transforming Love. He can take anything we bring him and transform it. He turns sadness into joy and us into disciples.
May 17, 2023
“Everything that the Father has is mine; for this reason I told you that he will take from what is mine and declare it to you.”
Jesus is someone who shares—not just some things but everything. He shares in all things both divine and human. And he raises us up so that we can also share divine things.
May 16, 2023
“Now I am going to the one who sent me”
Jesus is sent for a mission. When his mission is complete, he returns to his Father. But he does not abandon us.
May 15, 2023
“When the Advocate comes whom I will send you from the Father, the Spirit of truth who proceeds from the Father, he will testify to me.”
Jesus sends the Holy Spirit from the Father. He is united to them and wants us to be united to the life of the Trinity.
May 14, 2023
“In a little while the world will no longer see me, but you will see me, because I live and you will live.”
Jesus is the Living One. Death could not hold him. He is our Life.
May 13, 2023
“If they kept my word, they will also keep yours.”
Jesus identifies himself with us so that we can identify ourselves with him. He came to live our life and now we can live his life.
May 12, 2023
“You are my friends if you do what I command you.”
Jesus is your friend. How can he be your friend? Friends share interests and goals. We now share with Jesus his mission of love for the glory of his Father.
May 11, 2023
“As the Father loves me, so I also love you.”
Jesus is Love. He is one hundred percent love. He can’t love partially only totally. Think about what this means: Jesus loves you just like his Father loves him. Amazing!
May 10, 2023
“I am the vine, you are the branches.”
Jesus is the True Vine. If we try to attach ourselves to things that are not the True Vine, we will not be nourished or growing. When we are attached to Jesus, we can produce fruit.
May 9, 2023
“Peace I leave with you; my peace I give to you.”
Jesus is the Giver of Peace. Even when we do not see him, he wants us to experience the deep peace of knowing that he will come back for us.
May 8, 2023
“Whoever has my commandments and observes them is the one who loves me.”
Jesus is the Lawgiver. And what is his law? It’s love.
May 7, 2023
“And if I go and prepare a place for you, I will come back again and take you to myself, so that where I am you also may be.”
Jesus is someone who wants all of us to be with him. He has done everything in order that we may live with him forever.
May 6, 2023
“If you know me, then you will also know my Father.”
Jesus is someone we can know. How do we get to know him? By thinking about his words and remembering all of the things he did during his life. Then we can speak to him as we would speak to a good friend.
May 5, 2023
If there were not, would I have told you that I am going to prepare a place for you?
Jesus is our Host and not only in the Eucharistic way. He is preparing a place and a welcome for us in his Father’s house.
May 4, 2023
“Amen, amen, I say to you, whoever receives the one I send receives me, and whoever receives me receives the one who sent me.”
Jesus is someone who is so closely related to the Father and to us that he can say when we receive his messenger, we receive him and when we receive him, we receive his Father. Because he is both God and man, he is a bridge that draws us back together with our Father.
May 3, 2023
Jesus said to Thomas, “I am the way and the truth and the life. No one comes to the Father except through me.“
Jesus is the way and the truth and the life. This means that he is everything that we need. If we know where to go, what to believe, and how to truly live, then we have all that we need to come to the Father.
May 2, 2023
The Father and I are one.
Jesus is one with the Father. What does this mean? Christians have been pondering this mystery for 2000 years. They are one in divinity, in will, and in love. We can participate in their unity by uniting ourselves to Jesus through the help of the Holy Spirit.
May 1, 2023
A good shepherd lays down his life for the sheep.
Jesus does not work for pay but for love. He can have concern for each of us because he is not looking to receive something but to give something—his life for ours.