Tuesday, December 27, 2016

St. John

Today we celebrate the feast day of St. John the Apostle, who was identified in the Scriptures as the "disciple that Jesus loved".  John was very close to Jesus.  He was called by Jesus, with his brother James, to be an Apostle.  They were known as the “sons of thunder.”  John never abandoned Jesus.  At the last supper, John lay his head on Jesus' chest, he had the strength and courage to be the only apostles to stand at the Cross with Mary and a few other holy women.  This is a tremendous lesson for all of us -- if we bring ourselves close to Christ, we will have the strength to endure. Let us take time today to reflect on John’s words, “Let us love one another because love comes from God!”

Pat Schifini, OSU

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