Acts 6:8-15; Psalm 118; John 6:22-29
In today’s first reading Stephen was arrested for preaching the Good News. While he was tried in the council, the bible says “his face appeared to them like the face of an angel.” (Acts6:15). Thus he was innocent. In the gospel, we see the people following Jesus because they want more of the bread that he had given them. Most times we follow Christ because of our physical appetite. Christ wants men to follow him based on eternal values. Like the desires that filled the heart of Stephen and only then shall our faces appear like that on an Angel at judgement.
Act of Spiritual Communion
My Jesus, I believe that You are present in the Most Holy Sacrament.
I love You above all things, and I desire to receive You into my soul.
Since I cannot at this moment receive You sacramentally,
come at least spiritually into my heart. I embrace You as if You were already there and unite myself wholly to You. Never permit me to be separated from You. Amen.