Acts 11:19-26; Psalm 86; John 10:22-30
The first reading says; it was in Antioch that the disciples were first called Christians. Simply because they behaved like Christ and bore testimony to his name. Our behaviour gives actual names to our identity and person. In the gospel, Jesus defines a Christian as one who hears his voice, believes in him, and obeys him. Then he says “they will not perish and no one will snatch them out from his hand” Lord, may we not perish and may the devil not snatch us away. Amen.
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.