THE FIRST SUNDAY AFTER EASTER SUNDAY
Father God Let us Pray-
John 6:44 44 No man can come to me,
except the Father which hath sent me
and I will raise him up at the last day.
You and I are here;
You and I have come to Jesus
because you and I were called
to do so
by God the Father.
Realize also that just because we have been called, we are not therefore perfect – far from it. We too have to build a foundation of faith, just as did the early disciples. Realize that through inattention, laziness or despair, part of that foundation can crumble, just as happened to Jesus’ disciples; and when that happens, we have to rebuild the foundation in ourselves, just as Jesus had to rebuild it in the disciples. St. John tells us in today’s
that He said to them: John 20:21-22 21 Then said Jesus to them again, Peace be unto you: as my Father hath sent me, even so send I you. 22 And when he had said this, he breathed on them, and saith unto them, Receive ye the Holy Ghost: We know that this was not a full helping of the Holy Spirit because they did not receive that until Pentecost.