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Apr 23, 2024

John 10: 22-30

At that time the festival of the Dedication took place in Jerusalem. It was winter, and Jesus was walking in the temple, in the portico of Solomon. So the Jews gathered around him and said to him, “How long will you keep us in suspense? If you are the Messiah, tell us plainly.” Jesus answered, “I have told you, and you do not believe. The works that I do in my Father’s name testify to me; but you do not believe, because you do not belong to my sheep. My sheep hear my voice. I know them, and they follow me. I give them eternal life, and they will never perish. No one will snatch them out of my hand. What my Father has given me is greater than all else, and no one can snatch it out of the Father’s hand. The Father and I are one.”

New Revised Standard Version, copyright 1989, by the National Council of the Churches of Christ in the United States of America. Used by permission. All rights reserved. USCCB approved.

Apr 23, 2024

Jesus Reveals Himself

“How long are you going to keep us in suspense? If you are the Christ, tell us plainly.”

What a great question we hear in today's Gospel. How often have we asked Jesus the same thing? How often have we demanded a sign from Jesus like we hear in other parts of the Gospel? The answers to these questions are plainly put. Jesus does reveal himself to us daily, yet we often do not recognize it. God loves us through his people. So, this Easter season let us reflect upon the famous prayer of St. Teresa of Ávila wondering the ways in which God is blessing us through others.

Fr. Paul J. Shelton, SJ, is the provincial assistant for vocations for the Midwest Jesuits. To learn more about how to become a Jesuit, visit beajesuit.org

Apr 23, 2024

Prayer

Christ has no body but yours,
No hands, no feet on earth but yours,
Yours are the eyes with which He looks
Compassion on this world,
Yours are the feet with which He walks to do good,
Yours are the hands, with which He blesses all the world.
Yours are the hands, yours are the feet,
Yours are the eyes, you are His body.
Christ has no body now but yours,
No hands, no feet on earth but yours,
Yours are the eyes with which he looks
compassion on this world.
Christ has no body now on earth but yours.

—St. Teresa of Ávila (attributed)

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