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<< Sunday, April 28, 2002 >> Fifth Sunday of Easter
 
Acts 6:1-7
1 Peter 2:4-9

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Psalm 33
John 14:1-12

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THE ONLY WAY HOME TO DAD

 
"If you really knew Me, you would know My Father also." —John 14:7
 

We have been created by and for God the Father. Our happiness will not be complete until we are home with our Father. Every person has a hole in his heart that only God the Father can fill.

However, all human beings have a fallen, wounded nature by which we are alienated from God the Father. This puts us in an impossible situation. We cannot relate properly to the very Person Whom we cannot live without. Consequently, we are cut off from life, love, joy, peace, hope, etc.

Considering our innate desire for God the Father and yet our alienation from Him, we are shocked and filled with joy to hear the words of Jesus: "I am the Way, and the Truth, and the Life; no one comes to the Father but through Me" (Jn 14:6). Jesus is the Way to the Father, because He "is the Reflection of the Father's glory, the exact Representation of the Father's being" (Heb 1:3). In fact, Jesus is in the Father and the Father is in Him (Jn 14:11). Therefore, to see Jesus is to see the Father (Jn 14:9). Jesus is the Way to overcome our alienation from the Father. He is our Savior. In Jesus, we are not separated from the Father but baptized into Him (see Mt 28:19). Jesus is our Hope, our Life, our only Way to the Father.

 
Prayer: Abba, I live in You and for You.
Promise: "You, however, are 'a chosen race, a royal priesthood, a holy nation, a people He claims for His own to proclaim the glorious works' of the One Who called you from darkness into His marvelous light." —1 Pt 2:9
Praise: Praise our risen Lord, "a Stone Which the builders rejected that became a Cornerstone"! (1 Pt 2:7)
 
(Presentation Ministries' Forty Hours Family Camp, May 16-18, presents a great opportunity for eucharistic adoration. For information, call 937-587-5464 or e-mail retreats@presentationministries.com)
 
 
Nihil obstat: Reverend Giles H. Pater, November 15, 2001
Imprimatur: †Most Reverend Carl K. Moeddel, Vicar General and Auxiliary Bishop of the Archdiocese of Cincinnati, November 16, 2001
 
The Nihil obstat and Imprimatur are a declaration that a book or pamphlet is considered to be free from doctrinal or moral error. It is not implied that those who have granted the Nihil obstat and Imprimatur agree with the contents, opinions, or statements expressed.
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