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30 May 2020 Catholic Mass Daily Bible Reading

Irapuato
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USCCB. Holy Gospel of Jesus Christ according to Saint John 21,20-25. Peter turned and saw the disciple following whom Jesus loved, the one who had also reclined upon his chest during the supper and …More
USCCB. Holy Gospel of Jesus Christ according to Saint John 21,20-25.

Peter turned and saw the disciple following whom Jesus loved, the one who had also reclined upon his chest during the supper and had said, "Master, who is the one who will betray you?"
When Peter saw him, he said to Jesus, "Lord, what about him?"
Jesus said to him, "What if I want him to remain until I come? What concern is it of yours? You follow me."
So the word spread among the brothers that that disciple would not die. But Jesus had not told him that he would not die, just "What if I want him to remain until I come? (What concern is it of yours?)"
It is this disciple who testifies to these things and has written them, and we know that his testimony is true.
There are also many other things that Jesus did, but if these were to be described individually, I do not think the whole world would contain the books that would be written.


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Saint Anthony of Padua (c.1195-1231)
Franciscan, Doctor of the Church
Sermon for the feast of Saint John the Evangelist


Jesus loves the one who follows him
The love of Jesus for his faithful disciple is shown by the words: "Peter turned and saw the disciple following whom Jesus loved, the one who had also reclined upon his chest during the supper" (Jn 21:20).
Someone who truly follows the Lord wants everyone to follow him, which is why he turns to his neighbor with kind attentions, prayers, and proclamation of the gospel. Peter's turning around signifies all those things. In the book of Revelation we find the same idea: "The bridegroom and the bride - Christ and the Church - say: 'Come!' Let him who hears say: 'Come!'" (Rv 22:17). Christ, through interior inspiration, and the Church, by preaching, say: "Come!" And whoever hears these words says to his neighbor: "Come!" which is to say: "Follow Jesus!" Then Peter, turning round, saw the disciple whom Jesus loved following after. Jesus loves the one who follows him.
Although his name is not mentioned, John stands out from the others, not because Jesus only loved him but because he loved him more than the others. He loved all the others, but this man was closer to him. (…) It was he who "reclined upon his chest during the supper" (Jn 21:20). This was a great sign of love, the fact that he alone could have leant on the chest of Jesus, "in whom are hidden all the treasures of wisdom and knowledge" (Col 2:3). (…)
And so, during the Supper in heaven, we shall be satisfied for eternity, we shall take our rest together with John on the chest of Jesus. The heart is in the chest; love is in the heart. We shall rest in his love because we shall love him with all our heart and all our soul, and shall discover in him all the treasures of wisdom and knowledge. (…) So to him be the praise and the glory for endless ages. Amen.
Irapuato
Acts of the Apostles 28,16-20.30-31.
When he entered Rome, Paul was allowed to live by himself, with the soldier who was guarding him.
Three days later he called together the leaders of the Jews. When they had gathered he said to them, "My brothers, although I had done nothing against our people or our ancestral customs, I was handed over to the Romans as a prisoner from Jerusalem.
After trying …More
Acts of the Apostles 28,16-20.30-31.
When he entered Rome, Paul was allowed to live by himself, with the soldier who was guarding him.
Three days later he called together the leaders of the Jews. When they had gathered he said to them, "My brothers, although I had done nothing against our people or our ancestral customs, I was handed over to the Romans as a prisoner from Jerusalem.
After trying my case the Romans wanted to release me, because they found nothing against me deserving the death penalty.
But when the Jews objected, I was obliged to appeal to Caesar, even though I had no accusation to make against my own nation.
This is the reason, then, I have requested to see you and to speak with you, for it is on account of the hope of Israel that I wear these chains."
He remained for two full years in his lodgings. He received all who came to him,
and with complete assurance and without hindrance he proclaimed the kingdom of God and taught about the Lord Jesus Christ.

Psalms 11(10),4.5.7.
The LORD is in his holy temple;
the LORD's throne is in heaven.
His eyes behold,
his searching glance is on mankind.

The LORD searches the just and the wicked;
the lover of violence he hates.
For the LORD is just, he loves just deeds;
the upright shall see his face.