Wednesday, April 13, 2016

Daily Posting

The other day I probably implied, or just said, that I'd be posting daily.  I don't actually think that is plausible with my schedule, on days when I work for 12 hours and commute for 3 hours there isn't much time left for thoughtful consideration of the mass readings for the day.  

Plus, I neglected to bring my laptop with me so I'm posting via email anyway. 

That said I'm going to take a stab at posting today anyway. :-)



35 Jesus said to them, "I am the bread of life; he who comes to me shall not hunger, and he who believes in me shall never thirst. 36 But I said to you that you have seen me and yet do not believe. 37 All that the Father gives me will come to me; and him who comes to me I will not cast out. 38 For I have come down from heaven, not to do my own will, but the will of him who sent me; 39 and this is the will of him who sent me, that I should lose nothing of all that he has given me, but raise it up at the last day. 40 For this is the will of my Father, that every one who sees the Son and believes in him should have eternal life; and I will raise him up at the last day."

Continuing on with the Bread of Life discourse today.  

What stands out here?  Well, other than the repetition of "I am the bread of life..." from yesterday's readings?

What stands out to me is the comfort to be had in the words "All that the Father gives me will come to me..." and also "...this is the will of him who sent me, that I should lose nothing of that he has given me..." and "For this is the will of my Father, that every one who sees the Son and believes in him should have eternal life..."  What absolute sounding words those are.  ALL.  Lose NOTHING.  EVERY ONE.  It's almost enough to make one a universalist. :-)  While I am most certainly not a universalist I do think it quite likely that we will be very surprised at the number of "hopeless cases" that God manages to bring into communion with Him at the end.   

Well, that's it for today's post, now to see if it goes through with any semblance of formatting and links intact.  
 
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Larry Devich
I have learned in whatever situation I am to be content.  Philippians 4:11b

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