1st reading: Acts 9: 31-42
Responsorial Psalm: Psalm 116: 12-13, 14-15, 16-17
Gospel: John 6: 60-69
In today’s Gospel reading it tells of how the twelve disciples became to be the twelve. In the beginning, the disciples tell Jesus that the saying was hard, and they were not sure who could accept it. Jesus then asked if this shocked them. Jesus continued in saying, “What if you were to see the Son of Man ascending to where he was before? It is the spirit that gives life, while the flesh is of no avail. The words I have spoken to you are spirit and life. But there are some of you who do not believe.” Jesus tells his disciples, “for this reason I have told you that no one can come to me unless it is granted him by my Father.” The reason that Jesus speaks of is that he knew from the beginning of those who would betray him or do not believe that he is the Holy one of God. After Jesus said this to the disciples all but twelve left and Jesus asked, “do you also want to leave?” Simon Peter answered him saying, “Master, to whom shall we go? You have the words of eternal life. We have come to believe and are convinced that you are the Holy One of God.”
Jesus has tested all of us to see if we will stray away from him and not believe. He does not want to see us stray away but stay with him. Every hardship is a test to see if you will stay with Him and believe in him. If we do not believe in him what are we to believe in? We are told to not to believe in false gods. As Jesus says in later in John, in John 14: 6, “I am the way and the truth and the life. No one comes to the Father except through me.” Jesus is the way, the truth, and the life and he only wants the best for us and for us to be children of God. Have you come to believe?

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