The Judeans said to Jesus, “Now we know you’re possessed by a demon! Both Abraham and the prophets died, and yet you say, ‘If anyone obeys my teaching, he will never experience death.’
You aren’t greater than our father Abraham who died, are you? And the prophets died too!” (John 8:52-53)
How slow we are to accept the Risen Jesus’ invite and then live by his teachings! An always questioning people!
Lord Jesus, remove all foolish questions from my thoughts. Instil in me a firm faith, never doubting your promises of eternal happiness.
Prayer: The Sick
Lord Jesus Christ,
you bore our sufferings and carried our sorrows.
In order to show us clearly,
the value of human weakness and patience,
graciously hear our prayers for the sick.
Grant that those who are weighed down,
with pain and other afflictions of illness,
may realise that they are among the chosen ones,
whom you call blessed.
Help them to understand,
that they are united with you in your sufferings,
for the salvation of the world. Amen.