The words of Jesus in today’s gospel ring true and bring us consolation: “Do not let your hearts be troubled. You have faith in God; have faith also in me. . . . I am the way and the truth and the life” (John 14:1, 6).
Though in the midst of unprecedented events and much uncertainty, we do not lose faith in God. Sometimes going through the most difficult circumstances shakes our faith and at the same time deepens it.
Let us continue to pray for one another and our world. Let us ask Jesus to hold us close and deepen our faith in our good and gracious God. Let us walk forward into the light, into Jesus who is “the way and the truth and the life.”
Quinto Domingo de Pascua - Día de las Madres
Las palabas de Dios, en el evangelio de hoy, nos traen verdad y consuelo: “No se turben; crean en Dios y crean también en mí. . . . Yo soy el Camino, la Verdad y la Vida.” Evangelio según San Juan, 14:1, 6
Aunque nos encontremos en medio de eventos sin precedentes y mucha incertidumbre, no perdamos la fe en Dios. A veces, pasar por las circunstancias más difíciles sacude nuestra fe y al mismo tiempo la profundiza.
Sigamos orando los unos por los otros y por nuestro mundo. Pidámosle a Jesús que nos abrace y profundice nuestra fe en nuestro Dios bueno y amable. Caminemos hacia la luz, hacia Jesús, que es “el camino, la verdad y la vida.”
c. 1500 – May 10, 1569
Feast Day: May 10
St. John of Ávila was born in Spain, John. When he was 14 years old, he went to the University to study lay, though he ended up studying philosophy and theology and soon thereafter was ordained a priest. St. John's parents left him with a large inheritance when they died. He used his inheritance to help the poor. Though he wanted to wanted to be assigned as a missionary in Mexico, he remained in Spain and quickly became known as a great preacher and Evangelizer. St. John of Ávila helped set up a college, run by diocesan priests.
St. John of Ávila is known for speaking out against the wealthy and powerful for straying away from God and worked diligently to spread the Word of God to all. John's circle of friends included Ignatius of Loyola, John of the Cross, and Teresa of Avila.
He was beatified in 1894, canonized in 1970, and declared a doctor of the Church in 2012.