May 18, 2014
(Fifth Sunday of Easter, A)
St. Peter said, “Beloved: Come to him, a living stone, rejected by human beings but chosen and precious in the sight of God, and, like living stones, let yourselves be built into a spiritual house to be a holy priesthood to offer spiritual sacrifices acceptable to God through Jesus Christ.” 1 Pt 2:4-9
Through our belief, we become One with Jesus. We are the Holy Offering, when we offer ourselves for Him.
And in doing so we become a part of the royal priesthood of Jesus.
We bring life to those whom we touch: by our love, by our caring, and by our just being that living stone – unbreakable, strong, the foundation of Life.
St. Peter said, “You are a chosen race, a royal priesthood, a holy nation, a people of his own, so that you may announce the praises of him who called you out of darkness into his wonderful light.” 1 Pt 2:4-9
Jesus said, “Amen, amen, I say to you,
whoever believes in me will do the works that I do,
and will do greater ones than these,
because I am going to the Father.” Jn 14:1-12
Belief leads to priesthood, leads to works, leads to stability, brings us home to our heavenly dwelling place.
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