What message do you give?

December 27th 2014 Feast of Saint John, Apostle and Evangelist

Today is the feast day of Saint John the Apostle who went with Peter to the tomb of the Risen Christ; in the last three days we went from Christ being born into the world as a gift to the world, to St. Stephen giving up his life in this world as he proclaimed the Gospel and now to St. John seeing the Gospel being fulfilled and giving his testimony to the world.
Why do we progress so quickly … to give us Hope.
St. John was one of Christ’s original twelve apostles and is thought to be the only one to live into old age and not be killed for his faith. He preach the message of Christ and was blessed with living to an old age.
Do you preach the message of Christ?
Today’s Readings
1 JN 1:1-4
Beloved, what was from the beginning, what we have heard,
what we have seen with our eyes,
what we looked upon
and touched with our hands
concerns the Word of life —
for the life was made visible;
we have seen it and testify to it
and proclaim to you the eternal life
that was with the Father and was made visible to us—
what we have seen and heard
we proclaim now to you,
so that you too may have fellowship with us;
for our fellowship is with the Father
and with his Son, Jesus Christ.
We are writing this so that our joy may be complete.

Gospel JN 20:1A AND 2-8

On the first day of the week,
Mary Magdalene ran and went to Simon Peter
and to the other disciple whom Jesus loved, and told them,
“They have taken the Lord from the tomb,
and we do not know where they put him.”
So Peter and the other disciple went out and came to the tomb.
They both ran, but the other disciple ran faster than Peter
and arrived at the tomb first;
he bent down and saw the burial cloths there, but did not go in.
When Simon Peter arrived after him,
he went into the tomb and saw the burial cloths there,
and the cloth that had covered his head,
not with the burial cloths but rolled up in a separate place.
Then the other disciple also went in,
the one who had arrived at the tomb first,
and he saw and believed.
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