Thursday, April 11, 2013

Friday, April 12, 2013

Reflection:  Nothing is impossible with God, but without God many things are impossible.  Even the Sanhedrin has come to recognize this fact.  “For if this endeavor or this activity is of human origin, it will destroy itself.  But if it comes from God, you will not be able to destroy them.”  We see this same message in the Gospel reading today.  Even the Apostles think providing food to Jesus’ followers is an impossible task.  They seem to forget who they are following.  Just as the Apostles continued to proclaim Jesus’ truth, knowing it is of God’s will, we too must continue to share, live out, and trust in God’s truth.

Reflection for younger saints:  Jesus feeds five thousand people with only five loaves and two fish.  The Apostles continue to teach about Jesus though their lives have been threatened.  They have learned that God will protect them and provide for them.

Big Picture:  Nothing is impossible with God.

Discussion Starters:
     Younger saints:
  How many people did Jesus feed in today’s Gospel reading?  What did He feed them with?  What lesson does this story help us to learn?
     Older saints:  Reflect on the Big Picture for today’s readings.  Have you put your full trust in God?  What are you holding back from Him?

Fun Fact:  Mortal sin separates us from God and makes it so we can’t go to heaven unless we ask God for forgiveness through the Sacrament of Reconciliation.

Saint of the day: 
 Saint Teresa of Los Andes
     What they are remembered for:  St. Teresa of Los Andes read the autobiography of St. Therese as a young girl and quickly knew the life God had planned for her.  She entered the convent of the Carmelite nuns at the age of 19 and took great joy in the simple and prayerful life she was able to live.  She died at the young age of 20, shortly after taking her final vows.
     Feast day:  April 12
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