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Saturday, December 27, 2008

Feast of St. John, Apostle and Evangelist

Today is the Feast of St. John the Apostle and Evangelist. John is also known as the Beloved Disciple who was present with Jesus from the beginning until the end; with Peter and his brother, James, John was present with Jesus at the Transfiguration, at the raising of the daughter of Jairus, and the agony in the garden. Tradition has identified John as the author of not only the fourth Gospel but also of the Book of Revelation and the three letters that bear his name. The Prologue of John's Gospel is a continual source of prayer for me.
In the beginning was the Word,
And the Word was with God
And the Word was God;
He was in the beginning with God.
All things came to be through him,
and without him nothing came to be.
What came to be through him was life,
and this life was the light of the human race;
the light shines in the darkness,
and the darkness hass not overcome it....
He was in the world,
and the world came to be through him,
but the world did not know him.
He came to what was his own,
but his own people did not accept him....

Have a good day and take time to enjoy the season!

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