Saturday, April 27, 2013

Daily Gospel & Reflection, Sunday, April 28, 2013

Worship Song

Glory and Praise to Our God

Entrance Antiphon

O sing a new song to he Lord, for he has worked wonders, in the ssight of th nations he has shown his deliverance. (Psalm 98:1-2)

May your people exult forever, O God, in renewed youthfulness of spirit, so that, rejoicing now in the restored glory of our adoption , we may look forward in confident hope to the rejoicing of the day of resurrection. Through our Lord Jesus Christ…


Alleluia, alleluia. I give you a new commandment says the Lord: love one another as I have loved you. Alleluia, alleluia.

31When he had left, Jesus said, “Now is the Son of Man glorified, and God is glorified in him. 32[If God is glorified in him,] God will also glorify him in himself, and he will glorify him at once. 33My children, I will be with you only a little while longer. You will look for me, and as I told the Jews, ‘Where I go you cannot come,’ so now I say it to you. 34I give you a new commandment: love one another. As I have loved you, so you also should love one another. 35This is how all will know that you are my disciples, if you have love for one another.”


Frederico Fellini’s film La Strada opened in 1954 and became a classic. In one unforgettable scene a clown is talking to a young woman. She has grown weary of trying to love unlovable and unloving people, and she wants nothing more to do with them. As the conversation ends and the young woman turns to leave, the clown says to her, “But if you don’t love these people, who will love them?”

The clown’s words to the young woman and Jesus’ words to his disciples  invite me to inventory how ready I am to take to heart what thy say.

“To love the world is no big chore. It’s that miserable person next door who is the problem.” ~ Anonymous

Reflection Credits: Fr. Mark Link, SJ; Daly Homilies

Prayer Response

Dear Lord, teach me to love the unlovable.

Suggested Action

Pray for the people you find difficult to love.


“By reflecting on what we have read, dwelling on it, trying to understand what it is saying to me, what it says today, we open our spirit to what the Lord wants to tell us and teach us.” ~ Pope Benedict XVI

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