Quote/s of the Day – 24 April – Saturday of the Third Week of Easter, Readings: Acts 9:31-42, Psalm 116:12-17, John 6:60-69
“And Simon Peter answered him:
Lord, to whom shall we go?
you have the words of eternal life.”
“For the one whom God sent
speaks the words of God.
He does not ration his gift of the Spirit…
he who does not obey the Son,
shall not see life.”
“When it comes to obeying the commandments
or enduring adversity,
the words uttered by the Father
should always echo in our ears –
“This is my Son, the beloved,
in whom I am well pleased,
listen to Him.”
St Pope Leo the Great (400-461)
Father and Doctor of the Church
“Never before has anyone
spoken like this one”
“God could answer:
“My Son is My entire Locution a
nd Response, Vision and Revelation,
which I have already spoken,
and revealed to you,
by giving Him to you
as a Brother,
Ransom and Reward… ”
St John of the Cross (1542-1591)
Mystical Doctor of the Church
The Saving Word
By St John Baptiste de La Salle (1651-1719)
No father on earth
loves his children
as much as You love the beings You created. Lord.
Not content with just giving them existence,
You inspire them with the means
for happiness in this life
and someday, having a place in Your House.
First through the prophets
and then through Your holy Apostles.
You have given us the Word of Life.
But it was through Jesus. Your beloved Son.
that You gave the definitive Word to the world:
the “Good News’ that saves us.
Strengthen us. Lord, against our weakness;
guide our steps
along the road You have pointed out –
Christ our brother, Who is the Way,
He, the Truth and He, the Life.