May 29, 2020
In a Word, 'Yes!'
He said this signifying by what kind of death he would glorify God. And when he had said this, he said to him, "Follow me."
When we listen to the Scriptures proclaimed at Mass, we do more than listen: we respond. So, for example, upon hearing this gospel on this Friday, we would say, as we do during every Mass: Praise to you, Lord Jesus Christ. [i]Gloria a Ti, Se+or Jes+s. Laus tibi, Christe.[/i] In any language, we give praise to the Lord for the word that we've just heard.
That's striking to me, if I actually think beyond the routine of it. The Word of God is proclaimed to me, and I praise God for it. No matter what it is, I thank him. And in my praise is implied trust, hope, faith and, ultimately, to whatever--whatever--it calls me to, a "yes."
Praise to you, Lord. I trust in your word.
- Amy Welborn
Acts 25:13-21|Psalm 103:1-2, 11-12, 19-20|John 21:15-19