Wednesday, July 18, 2018

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A Reflection

By melanie jean juneau, published on Jan 4, 2014

Today’s Gospel: John 1:35-42

It is amazing, really, that John’s disciples simply hear their teacher announce that Jesus is “the Lamb of God” and they follow Him, without question, without speaking a word. They are on a journey, so they do not cling to John possessively but let go to continue their search for God. These men are hungry for God and they are open, recognizing the light when they see it.

These former followers of John cannot even answer Jesus when He asks them, “What do you seek?” They probably don’t have a clue what they are really seeking: they simply know in their... (more)

Tags: jesus, courage, disciple, follow

Most of Our People are not Disciples

By melanie jean juneau, published on May 29, 2013

In the introduction to Sherry Weddell’s Forming Intentional Disciples, she describes how shocked she was when she discovered that most Catholic parishioners do not have a relationship with God. herry was working with lay leaders in the Church when it occurred to her to ask them about their personal spiritual life.

"We learned that the majority of even “active” American Catholics are still at an early, essentially passive stage of spiritual development. . . . We discovered, to our surprise and dismay, that many pastoral leaders do not even possess a conceptual category for discipleship.... (more)

Tags: faith, disciple, realtionship. catholic church, life in the spirit

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