SND Toledo Daily Gospels

Monday, June 24th

“Jesus spoke to the crowds about the kingdom of God, and he healed those who needed to be cured.”

What image of Jesus do you get from these few words?
Sense the caring energy in Jesus.
Following Jesus’ example, notice another person’s need and respond today?

Heritage word—“Keeping ourselves accountable for authentic living of the Gospel is never easy, but it is laced with grace for continuing the journey.”
(Sister Constance Marie, 10th Provincial of the Toledo Province)

Sunday, June 23rd

Feast of the Most Holy Body and Blood of Christ—Luke 9:11b-17

“Jesus spoke to the crowds about the kingdom of God, and he healed those who needed to be cured.

As the day was drawing to a close, the Twelve approached him and said, ‘Dismiss the crowd so that they can go to the surrounding villages and farms and find lodging and provisions; for we are in a deserted place here.’

He said to them, ‘Give them some food yourselves.’ They replied, ‘Five loaves and two fish are all we have, unless we ourselves go and buy food for all these people.’ Now the men there numbered about five thousand.

Then he said to his disciples, ‘Have them sit down in groups of about fifty.’ They did so and made them all sit down. Then taking the five loaves and the two fish, and looking up to heaven, he said the blessing over them, broke them, and gave them to the disciples to set before the crowd. They all ate and were satisfied. And when the leftover fragments were picked up, they filled twelve wicker baskets.”

Sunday
What attracts your attention most in this passage?
Dwell with that a bit.
Jot down your response to God and carry those thoughts into your day.

Heritage word—“The Word of God is nourishment for life, for prayer and for the daily journey.”
(Sister Constance Marie, 10th Provincial of the Toledo Province)

Saturday, June 22nd

“Everything that the Father has is mine; for this reason I told you that he will take from what is mine and declare it to you.”

Again, reflect on Jesus’ total generosity in sharing with you everything He has. Only love does such things!
How does that sit with you?
Let His generous spirit move you to share all you have with others who are in need.

Heritage word—“Grace flows over minutes, days, years, decades, centuries and over millennia. Everything serves the vision.”
(Sr. Mary Kristin, 10th Superior General of the Sisters of Notre Dame)

Thursday, June 20th

“He will not speak on his own, but he will speak what he hears, and will declare to you the things that are coming.”

Let Jesus’ assurance that you will not be left alone sink deep into your heart.
Listen carefully to the Spirit’s tapping on your heart.
Let the Spirit’s word find root in your heart.

Heritage word—“We must allow the word to enter our lives, making them fertile and fruitful.”
(Sr. Mary Kristin, 10th Superior General of the Sisters of Notre Dame)

Wednesday, June 19th

“He will not speak on his own, but he will speak what he hears . . .”

Notice how Jesus assures the apostles that the Spirit speaks truth.
The Trinity dwells within you, so all you need do is ask for the wisdom/truth you need.
Be more aware today of the presence of the Father, the Son and the Holy Spirit drawing you closer to God.

Heritage word—“The out-flowing of divine love and energy in creation is drawing all things to union with God.”
(Sr. Mary Kristin, 10th Superior General of the Sisters of Notre Dame)

Tuesday, June 18th

“Jesus said to his disciples: ‘I have much more to tell you, but you cannot bear it now.
But when he comes, the Spirit of truth, he will guide you to all truth.’”

Notice how Jesus provided a “Mentor,” i.e. the Holy Spirit, for the disciples and for you.
Be aware, too, how the Holy Spirit will “guide you to all truth.”
Be open and rely on the Holy Spirit when you need to make a difficult decision.

Heritage word—“There is a variety of gifts but always the same Spirit; . . . it is the same God who is working in all of them.”
(1 Corinthians 12:4-5)

Monday, June 17th

“Jesus said to his disciples: ‘I have much more to tell you, but you cannot bear it now.’”

Notice how Jesus is so sensitive to how much the disciples were able to grasp at this point.
Be comforted if you are slow to comprehend/appreciate Jesus’ message and workings at times.
Carry J degree of sensitivity toward someone whose limitations keep them from understanding you.

Heritage word—“Even the smallest action can have a profound effect on the transformation of our world.”
(Sister Mary Sujita, 9th Superior General of the Sisters of Notre Dame)

Sunday, June 16th

Gospel for the Feast of the Holy Trinity—John 16:12-15

“Jesus said to his disciples: ‘I have much more to tell you, but you cannot bear it now.
But when he comes, the Spirit of truth, he will guide you to all truth.

He will not speak on his own, but he will speak what he hears, and will declare to you the things that are coming.

He will glorify me, because he will take from what is mine and declare it to you.

Everything that the Father has is mine; for this reason I told you that he will take from what is mine and declare it to you.”

Sunday
What do you sense about Jesus as you read this passage?
Which word or phrase captures your attention?
Let that word or phrase remain with you throughout this day.

Heritage word—“Let our celebration today raise us up and renew our lives by the Spirit that is within us.”
(Sister Mary Sujita, 9th Superior General of the Sisters of Notre Dame)

Saturday, June 15th

“‘Receive the Holy Spirit. Whose sins you forgive are forgiven them and whose sins you retain are retained.’”

Such power Jesus gave his apostles, flawed as those men were!
Ponder the times you have been forgiven, sacramentally or otherwise.
Offer forgiveness to anyone who may have offended you in any way.

Heritage word—“This transformative process of whole-making and holy-making is entirely beyond our control. Our efforts cannot make it happen. It is total gift of the Spirit.”
(Sr. Mary Kristin, 10th Superior General of the Sisters of Notre Dame)

Friday, June 14th

“Jesus said to them again, ‘Peace be with you. As the Father has sent me, so I send you.’”

Hear Jesus saying those words to you, allowing His peace to flood your spirit.
How does it feel to be enveloped in Jesus’ peace?
Walk today as a person of peace in order to spread peace.

Heritage word—“Imagining a world of peace and justice is possible because the vision springs from the very heart of God.”
(Sr. Constance Marie, 10th Provincial of the Toledo Province)

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