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Daily Prayer & Reading for 4/21

 Alejandro Calderon
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April 21, 2018

Come after Me, says the Lord, and I will make you fishers of men. Heavenly Father, watch over the young men and women who have chosen to devote their lives to You. Enliven the souls of more young people with Your goodness and guide them to follow You. There are too many church doors closing because of the shortage of vocations. Help us to foster devotion to You and encourage our children to walk in Your footsteps. Amen.

John 6:60-69

Many of the disciples of Jesus who were listening said,
“This saying is hard; who can accept it?”
Since Jesus knew that his disciples were murmuring about this,
he said to them, “Does this shock you?
What if you were to see the Son of Man ascending to where he was before?
It is the Spirit that gives life, while the flesh is of no avail.
The words I have spoken to you are Spirit and life.
But there are some of you who do not believe.”
Jesus knew from the beginning the ones who would not believe
and the one who would betray him.
And he said, “For this reason I have told you that no one can come to me
unless it is granted him by my Father.”

As a result of this,
many of his disciples returned to their former way of life
and no longer walked with him.
Jesus then said to the Twelve, “Do you also want to leave?”
Simon Peter answered him, “Master, to whom shall we go?
You have the words of eternal life.
We have come to believe
and are convinced that you are the Holy One of God.”