07 May Obedience Reveals (John 14:22) by Rich Reich
“Lord, why is it that You will reveal Yourself to us and not to the world?” ~ John 14:22 (full readings)
Rich’s Reflections: In the Gospel today, Jesus told His disciples the world would not accept His revelation, but He would reveal Himself to His disciples. His disciple Judas asked Jesus why He would reveal Himself to the disciples, but not to the world. This is a good question. Why doesn’t Jesus reveal Himself to the world? The answer is that Jesus does reveal Himself to the world, but the world is not prepared to listen to Him or to see Him. Only through obedience to God’s commandments does He reveal Himself to us. Through obedience, we are open to receiving the Holy Spirit and accepting the Truth of God’s love for us. Remove the scales from your eyes by confessing the sins that cloud your vision and pray for God’s revelation.
* Rich Reich is the co-founder of the LIFE Group Devotions and the National LIFE Runners Team. He is married to Erica and serves as a chemical research officer at Patrick AFB, FL. Full bio.
Faith Challenge: If you find that you have lost your way, be obedient to God and He will reveal Himself to you.
Our Prayers: Prayer to end abortion, Spiritual Adoption, Alpha Center, Peters family (JP). AddPrayers 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. Rose Venerini
Faith Quote: “Give me a revelation; show me what to do; cause I’ve been trying to find my way; I haven’t got a clue.” – Third Day, Revelation
* Evangelize: Make room for unbelievers & re-evangelization of self, by way of prayer (relationship) and following Christ’s example of love (service/sacrifice/mercy). Mt 28:19.