These things were written

Light captures hope at Casa del Migrante. Nuevo Laredo, Tamaulipas, Mexico

Greetings on this the Saturday of the Seventh Week of Easter
Readings: Acts 28:16-20, 30-31; PS 11:4, 5 and 7; Jn 21:20-25
Notes: Today is the last weekday of the Easter Season.

Tomorrow we celebrate Pentecost.
Monday begins Ordinary Time.

This season we spent time on the testimony of Jesus: what he taught, what he did.
We spent time on the testimony about Jesus: from Moses, the Twelve, the Guards, the Romans.


  • We went deep in the recounting of the Death and Resurrection of Jesus.
  • We went deep into the Sonship of Jesus to the Lord God, who is Father.
  • We saw the most important thing is Love, in word and deed.
  • We touched Jesus as Holy Eucharist.
  • We reviewed promises kept in Resurrection, Ascension and (soon) Pentecost.


  • We have found trust in the promises of Jesus in the forgiveness of sin, resurrection of the body and life eternal.
  • We found strength in accepting the model of Jesus in how we are and how we act.
  • We model ourselves after Peter and Paul on their mission to evangelize the Good News out of love and in great hardship.


If even still you doubt, then tomorrow on Pentecost Sunday, ask the Divine for a special blessing of the divine presence that you may know him. Take a moment to read the gospel portion I placed at the end of this reflection.

May your journey in life be made sweet with the presence of the Divine Love.

First reading
He remained for two full years in his lodgings. He received all who came to him, and with complete assurance and without hindrance he proclaimed the Kingdom of God and taught about the Lord Jesus Christ.

Responsorial Psalm
The just will gaze on your face, O Lord.

The LORD is in his holy temple;
the LORD’s throne is in heaven.
His eyes behold,
his searching glance is on mankind.

The just will gaze on your face, O Lord.

Alleluia Verse
I will send to you the Spirit of truth, says the Lord; he will guide you to all truth.

Gospel Portion
It is this disciple who testifies to these things and has written them, and we know that his testimony is true.
There are also many other things that Jesus did, but if these were to be described individually, I do not think the whole world would contain the books
that would be written.

Peace be with you,
Deacon Gerry

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