Good News C23
Fourth Sunday of Easter
John 10:27-30 New American
10:27-30 Bible Gateway New International Version
Jesus said his sheep hear his voice and they follow
him. You probably recognize the voice of your parents, grandparents, and your
best friend. I have never heard the voice of Jesus. I’m not sure I would recognize it. In my heart though, I know when I am doing
right and when I’m doing wrong. Inside
my head, I sometimes hear someone telling me I did fine, when I thought I
didn’t do a good job at making something.
You know when you are following Jesus.
If you follow the two greatest commandments, you are following Jesus.
God with all your body, with all your heart and with all your soul and love
your neighbor as yourself.
is the Good Shepherd. If you get lost
along the way, he will come looking for you.
He will call your name. You have
to listen and look for ways to follow in the footsteps of the Lord. You can ask yourself what Jesus would do. You can ask yourself what God the
Father expects you to have the courage to do.
You can ask yourself what information you need from the Holy Spirit to
find the path to heaven again. You may
find it by reading in the Bible. You may
find it by sitting in a corner of a room praying. You may find it by kneeling down in front of
the altar at church. You may find out by
asking another person for advice. If you
wait and listen, God will send Jesus
to tell us what to do. With God the
Father, Son and Holy Spirit working with you, you will know just what to
Pray the “Our
Father.” When you say, “Give us this
day, our daily bread,” this means you will have everything you need…all
knowledge, materials, money, food, water, shelter, safety.” You have to ask and believe that God will do
this for you. You have to believe that
God will show you how he wants you to follow Jesus.
“Our Father, who art in Heaven,
be Thy name.
will be done,
earth as it is in heaven.
us this day, our daily bread.
forgive us our trespasses,
we forgive those who trespass against us.
And lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from
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