LORD TO WHOM SHALL WE GO? YOU HAVE THE MESSAGE OF ETERNAL LIFE…

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I am very struck by these words from today’s Gospel: John 6: 60-69.  We each need to discover how Jesus brings the message of eternal life to us in a personal way.  I personally love the scriptures as a rich source of “eternal life”…The Bible really is my favourite book of all time…There are the Sacraments also and, of course, my experience of God in prayer and indeed in daily life.  How blessed we are to receive “the message of eternal life” in so many ways…I wonder how others discover God’s message for them…

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2 Responses to “LORD TO WHOM SHALL WE GO? YOU HAVE THE MESSAGE OF ETERNAL LIFE…”

  1. Denise Says:

    Clare, thank you for your musings and your wondering…

    The message of eternal life for me comes in several ways… One of the most profound ways is Being Present to the moment.

    Being Present to the moment… Recently I had the occasion to accompany my aunt to visit with a friend of hers who has Alzheimer’s. It was for me both a time of deep reflection in the realm of our humanity and our vulnerability as well as an opportunity to embrace living in the present moment. They engaged in conversation about many things and periodically my aunt’s friend would ask who she was. Each time my aunt responded the friend would light up with recognition and want to give and receive a hug.
    She seemed to be very present for only moments at a time but in these moments experience great joy. The message of eternal life in this for me is to live life fully by valuing each moment for what it is … one moment at a time.

    Perhaps…
    “to let go of our anxiety about the future,
    to live in the moment,
    to love without the taint of attachment,
    to be real,
    to play and laugh,
    to not bring past resentments into the present,
    to be spontaneous,
    to not identify so much with our thoughts,
    to not busy ourselves so much,
    to open our hearts,
    to slow down,
    to be grateful for the small things,
    to just be,
    to free ourselves from judgments and opinions,
    to venture into the bright field of spirit.”

  2. madeleinefcj Says:

    What a beautiful poem, Denise! Thank you for sharing!

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