Category: Memory Verse

Memory Verse

HOLY PEACE

“I will make with them a covenant of peace; it shall be an everlasting covenant with them.” —Ezekiel 37:26 To the Jewish nation which had been destroyed in war and whose leaders were in exile, the Lord promised an everlasting covenant of peace. This promise was ultimately fulfilled in Jesus, “Who is our Peace” (Eph 2:14), and Who left us the gift of peace in His last will and testament (Jn 14:27). Moreover, Jesus, “the God of peace” (Rm 16:20; 1 Thes 5:23; Heb 13:20), made His disciples peacemakers (Mt 5:9). We receive Jesus’ gift of peace and make peace...

WHAT ARE YOU DOING TO JESUS?

They “again reached for rocks to stone Him.” —John 10:31 Wednesday in the daily Scripture readings we heard Jesus say: “You are trying to kill Me” (Jn 8:37). Yesterday we heard: “They picked up rocks to throw at Jesus, but He hid Himself and slipped out of the temple precincts” (Jn 8:59). Today we hear: “The Jews again reached for rocks to stone Him” (Jn 10:31) and “They again tried to arrest Him” (Jn 10:39). Tomorrow we hear from Caiaphas, the high priest, ” ‘You have no understanding whatever! Can you not see that it is better for you to...

JESUS LOVES YOU TO DEATH

“They picked up rocks to throw at Jesus, but He hid Himself and slipped out of the temple precincts.” —John 8:59 Jesus is God, “I AM” (Jn 8:58; Ex 3:14). Human beings have no power over Jesus, unless it is given them from above (Jn 19:11). On several occasions, people tried to kill Jesus, but He avoided death (see Lk 4:29-30; Jn 10:31; Jn 8:59, et. al). Next week, the Church observes the Passion and death of Our Lord Jesus Christ at the hands of men. Jesus could have called down twelve legions of angels to swiftly rescue Him from...

ARE YOU FATHER-CHALLENGED?

“They did not grasp that He was speaking to them of the Father.” —John 8:27 Here’s a quick quiz from the Gospels of last week’s Masses. Who is Jesus talking about? Today: “I only tell the world what I have heard from Him, the Truthful One Who sent me” (Jn 8:26). Yesterday: “You know neither Me nor My ______. If you knew Me, you would know My ______ too” (Jn 8:19). Friday: “I was sent by One Who has the right to send, and Him you do not know. I know Him, because it is from Him I come: He...

ARE YOU FATHER-CHALLENGED?

“They did not grasp that He was speaking to them of the Father.” —John 8:27 Here’s a quick quiz from the Gospels of last week’s Masses. Who is Jesus talking about? Today: “I only tell the world what I have heard from Him, the Truthful One Who sent me” (Jn 8:26). Yesterday: “You know neither Me nor My ______. If you knew Me, you would know My ______ too” (Jn 8:19). Friday: “I was sent by One Who has the right to send, and Him you do not know. I know Him, because it is from Him I come: He...

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