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December 27, 2014

St. John, apostle and evangelist

1 Jn 1: 1-4

We declare to you what was from the beginning, what we have heard, what we have seen with our eyes, what we have looked at and touched with our hands, concerning the word of life— this life was revealed, and we have seen it and testify to it, and declare to you the eternal life that was with the Father and was revealed to us— we declare to you what we have seen and heard so that you also may have fellowship with us; and truly our fellowship is with the Father and with his Son Jesus Christ. We are writing these things so that our joy may be complete.

New Revised Standard Version, copyright 1989, by the National Council of the Churches of Christ in the United States of America. Used by permission. All rights reserved. USCCB approved. http://www.usccb.org/bible/approved-translations

Word of Life

Ignatius Loyola often reminds us that our love is more evident in what we do than in what we say. Our actions really do speak louder than our words. Today’s first reading on the feast of the evangelist St. John challenges us in a similar way to actually bear witness to Jesus, the Word of Life, who comes anew to our waiting world.

Of course our deeds flow from “what we have heard, what we have seen with our eyes, what we have looked upon and our hands have touched,” as today’s first reading suggests. All of this forms the “word of life” which flows into the various activities of my daily living.

So how does this gift of new life affect what I say today, the judgments I make about another, my iPad and iPhone interactions, all I accomplish throughout this Christmas week?

—The Jesuit Prayer Team

  Prayer

You are all we have, you give us what we need. Our lives our in your hands, O Lord, our lives are in your hands.

—”You Are All We Have,” by Patrick O’Brien, © 1992, GIA Publications Inc

Please share the Good Word with your friends!

St. Ignatius’s First Principle and Foundation says “The goal of our life is to live with God forever. God, who loves us, gave us life. Our own response of love allows God's life to flow into us without limit.” One of the ways in which we respond to the love God has given us is through prayer, not only personal prayer but community prayer as well. The Pastoral Ministry Center invites members of our Strake Jesuit Community to share their prayers with us: their concerns, joys, thanksgivings, so that we may walk with them in all these times of their lives.





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December 27, 2014

St. John, apostle and evangelist

1 Jn 1: 1-4

We declare to you what was from the beginning, what we have heard, what we have seen with our eyes, what we have looked at and touched with our hands, concerning the word of life— this life was revealed, and we have seen it and testify to it, and declare to you the eternal life that was with the Father and was revealed to us— we declare to you what we have seen and heard so that you also may have fellowship with us; and truly our fellowship is with the Father and with his Son Jesus Christ. We are writing these things so that our joy may be complete.

New Revised Standard Version, copyright 1989, by the National Council of the Churches of Christ in the United States of America. Used by permission. All rights reserved. USCCB approved. http://www.usccb.org/bible/approved-translations

Word of Life

Ignatius Loyola often reminds us that our love is more evident in what we do than in what we say. Our actions really do speak louder than our words. Today’s first reading on the feast of the evangelist St. John challenges us in a similar way to actually bear witness to Jesus, the Word of Life, who comes anew to our waiting world.

Of course our deeds flow from “what we have heard, what we have seen with our eyes, what we have looked upon and our hands have touched,” as today’s first reading suggests. All of this forms the “word of life” which flows into the various activities of my daily living.

So how does this gift of new life affect what I say today, the judgments I make about another, my iPad and iPhone interactions, all I accomplish throughout this Christmas week?

—The Jesuit Prayer Team

  Prayer

You are all we have, you give us what we need. Our lives our in your hands, O Lord, our lives are in your hands.

—”You Are All We Have,” by Patrick O’Brien, © 1992, GIA Publications Inc

Please share the Good Word with your friends!