10 Jun John 21:17 (Feed My Sheep)
(Jesus) said to him, “Feed my sheep.” John 21:17 (full readings)
Steve’s Reflections: Today’s Gospel is a beautiful exchange between the Risen Christ and Peter on a beach. After breakfast Jesus speaks these words to Peter, “Do you love me?” After each answer, Jesus responds, “Feed my sheep.” This exchange between Jesus and Peter is a fulfillment of Jesus words prior to His death, “I also say to you that you are Peter, and upon this rock I will build My church; and the gates of Hades will not overpower it (Matt 16:18).” Jesus’ healing words on the beach that morning point to Peter’s ordained role in the Church…the first Pope (Latin for Papa).
Faith Challenge: Affirm, encourage and pray for all Christian leaders.
Sr. Francelle’s Devotion: Graduation Talk “Don’t go into this dangerous world without prayer. A prayerless life is a powerless life.”
Our Prayers: Prayer to end abortion, Spiritual Adoption, Alpha Center, Peters family (JP). Add Prayers on our website. Pray with meals, bedtime, wake up, LIFE Runners, etc. Consider mid-week Family Rosary (17 min). Let’s pray now. >
Feast Day: St. Barnabas – Son of Encouragement (June 11th) “Barnabas is spoken of simply as one who dedicated his life to the Lord. He was a man “filled with the Holy Spirit and faith. Thereby large numbers were added to the Lord.” Even when he and Paul were expelled from Antioch in Pisidia (modern-day Turkey), they were “filled with joy and the Holy Spirit.”
Faith Quote: “All are searching, though not all are looking in the right place.” ~ Blessed John Paul II
* Pray/Fast: Prayer connects us with God’s will & His miracles, changing us & helping others. Fast from things that take your eyes off Jesus. Those who pray together stay together, and close to God!
* Save Unborn (& family): Abortion reality (images)…#1 death cause (23% pregnancies). Prov 24:11 & Jer 1:5. “A great poverty that a child must die that you might live as you wish.” Mother Teresa.
* Evangelize:Make room for unbelievers & re-evangelization of self, by way of prayer (relationship) and following Christ’s example of love (service/sacrifice/mercy). Matt 28:19.