Link to today’s readings: http://usccb.org/bible/readings/042015.cfm
[After Jesus had fed the five thousand men, his disciples saw him walking on the sea.] The next day, the crowd that remained across the sea saw that there had been only one boat there, and that Jesus had not gone along with his disciples in the boat, but only his disciples had left. Other boats came from Tiberias near the place where they had eaten the bread when the Lord gave thanks. When the crowd saw that neither Jesus nor his disciples were there, they themselves got into boats and came to Capernaum looking for Jesus. And when they found him across the sea they said to him, “Rabbi, when did you get here?” Jesus answered them and said, “Amen, amen, I say to you, you are looking for me not because you saw signs but because you ate the loaves and were filled. Do not work for food that perishes but for the food that endures for eternal life, which the Son of Man will give you. For on him the Father, God, has set his seal.” So they said to him, “What can we do to accomplish the works of God?” Jesus answered and said to them, “This is the work of God, that you believe in the one he sent.”
Why do you follow Jesus? Do you follow Him because you believe He is the Savior sent from God or because of what you think you will profit by being a follower? He knows your heart and He knows your answer. If you truly love Him an follow Him for the right reasons you will have a life that is blessed and beyond anything you can hope for. If you follow Him for the wrong reasons you will only have what the world can give and that leads to death. Why do you follow Jesus?
Prayer: Heavenly Father, I love you and follow you because I want to spend eternal life with you. Help me when I falter and fail you. In Jesus’ holy name, Amen.
Blessed are they who follow the law of the Lord! Alleluia!