Sunday, May 1, 2011


The second reading today is extremely appropriate as John Paul II goes down the road of sainthood with the stop today at beatification. The Lord's servant who did so much for the church and the world truly a saint the likes of which we will never see again.
I was not active in church life under JP II but he did make me pay attention and provided things to debate and made speeches and comments which in retrospect made me digest and ponder what he was saying. I think it is my loss for not being deeper involved when John Paul II was pope and truly enjoying and living what he was telling us.
May God Bless him forever!
Here is the second reading for today to think about and to mull over,
Second Reading
1 Peter 1:3-9

Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, who in his great mercy gave us a new birth to a living hope
through the resurrection of Jesus Christ from the dead, to an inheritance that is imperishable, undefiled, and unfading, kept in heaven for you who by the power of God are safeguarded through faith, to a salvation that is ready to be revealed in the final time.

In this you rejoice, although now for a little while you may have to suffer through various trials, so that the genuineness of your faith, more precious than gold that is perishable even though tested by fire, may prove to be for praise, glory, and honor at the revelation of Jesus Christ.

Although you have not seen him you love him; even though you do not see him now yet believe in him, you rejoice with an indescribable and glorious joy, as you attain the goal of your faith, the salvation of your souls.

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