Year C- 4th Sunday of Easter
27 My sheep hear my voice. I know them, and they follow me.
Inspiration of the Holy Spirit - From the Sacred Heart of JesusEveryone who listens to me and believes in me becomes a Son of God. I came to my own people; to those who for many generations were expecting me, the Messiah. But most of them did not recognize me and rejected me.
The Father had promised in the Old Testament to send His Servant to shepherd his sheep. He had also predicted through the prophet Isaiah (7:14) that the virgin would conceive a son whose name would be Immanuel, (God with us). I said to the Father, here I am, I have come to do your will.
I am the Word of God, the word of the Father. He sent me into the world to save those who listen to my voice and follow me.
10 And as the rain and the snow come down from heaven, and do not return without watering the earth, and water it, and make it to spring, and give seed to the sower, and bread to the eater:
11 So shall my word be, which shall go forth from my mouth: it shall not return to me empty, but it shall do whatsoever I please, and shall prosper in the things for which I sent it.
I give life to my sheep, I feed them with the heavenly manna, I give them everlasting life through the life I have laid down for them. No one takes them away from me because they are in my hands. My Father has sent me into the world to rescue them from the hands of the evil one. When they are in my hands, they are in the hands of my Father.
When the Fatherís word came into the world, He himself came to the world in Me, this is why I always do His will which is to make you holy. No one can save you but God himself; I am your Saviour, the Son of the Living God. I am One with the Father. The Father and I are One. Our Holy Spirit is One with us. We are One. God is One.
This is a mystery too great for many of you to understand. For those who listen to my voice and believe, I happily open to them the gate of Heaven and my joy will be your everlasting joy.
Author: Joseph of Jesus and Mary
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