Monday, March 31, 2014

Monday of the Fourth Week
In this world, we are constantly going in many different directions. In the readings, God states how important it is to look to the positive in each situation. Yes, there are bumps and rough spots in each and everyone’s lives; but God’s hope for us is to be full of joy and be grateful for all God has created. God wants everyone to have a full life.

In the Responsorial Psalm, the psalmist is giving thanks to God for being faithful through difficult times and changing his “mourning into dancing.” God continues to help and encourage us to do our best. There is no need for extended amounts of anger or hate. “At nightfall, weeping enters in, but with the dawn, rejoicing.”  Even after arguments with others, love will fill us the next day.

In the Gospel, Jesus met the father of a dying child who had deep faith that Jesus would heal his child. Jesus gave them hope and told them that the child would live. The next day his fever was gone. Jesus shows us that believing in and loving God can accomplish the unthinkable.

Dear God, please help us look to the best in every situation.
Please guide us to make decisions in love. 
Please help us be the best person we can be. 

 Hillary Miller, ‘15

First Reading: Isaiah 65:17-21
Psalm 30:2, 4-6, 11-12a, 13b
Gospel: John 4:43-54

Daily Scripture readings can be found online at the USCCB website

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