Commentary on the Gospel of
Read: Empowered by the Spirit, the apostles preach the Gospel fearlessly, rejoicing even in the midst of persecution. John witnesses in a vision how the whole creation worships and adores the Lamb, slain yet alive and standing. The Risen Christ feeds the disciples and commissions Peter to feed his sheep.
Reflect: Do I compromise the proclamation of the Gospel for fear of rejection and ridicule? Do I give praise, honour, glory, and worship to God and God alone? How generously do I feed people who are starving for God?
Pray: One of the dismissal greetings at the Mass is: “Go and announce the Gospel of the Lord.” I pray for the grace to do so.
Listen: As Jesus did with Peter, he wants to take me aside and talk to me. What does he say to me?
Act: Having listened to what Jesus asks of me, I will write down my response.
(Note: This reflection is a revised and updated version of the author’s own reflection for the same readings in the Bible Diary 2013 [Claretian Publications]. All rights reserved. He may be contacted at: email@example.com)