Day 5: Call Back Those Who Reject The Gospel
Then many of his disciples 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.” … As a result of this, many [of] his disciples returned to their former way of life and no longer accompanied him.
John 6:60-64; 66
Lord Jesus, so many have heard the truth and yet have turned from it. Give me the grace to share your sorrow for those who have rejected the Gospel. Give me the grace to intercede for the souls that are broken, angry, disillusioned, or tepid because of my actions or those of the imperfect souls within the Church. Give me the grace to give good witness to Your Eternal Truth that I may move the hearts of those who have traveled far from You to return.
Our Father, Who art in Heaven, hallowed be Thy name; Thy Kingdom come, Thy will be done on earth as it is in Heaven. Give us this day our daily bread; and forgive us our trespasses as we forgive those who trespass against us; and lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from evil. Amen.
Hail Mary, full of grace. The Lord is with thee. Blessed art thou among women, and blessed is the fruit of thy womb, Jesus. Holy Mary, Mother of God, pray for us sinners, now and at the hour of our death. Amen.
Glory be to the Father, and to the Son, and to the Holy Spirit, As it was in the beginning, and now, and ever shall be, world without end. Amen.