The Feast of St. Jude
In celebrating the Feast of St. Jude, we invoke the intercession of a man who brought God’s Word of love, his only Son, to the corners of the earth, and gave their lives in the process.
St. Jude once asked the Lord a question and received a beautiful answer:
Judas, not the Iscariot, said to him, “Master, what happened that you will reveal yourself to us and not to the world?” Jesus answered and said to him, “Whoever loves me will keep my word, and my Father will love him, and we will come to him and make our dwelling with him. Whoever does not love me does not keep my words; yet the word you hear is not mine but that of the Father who sent me.” (John 14:22-24)
Imagine how St. Jude must have treasured this profound answer in his heart for the rest of his life! Through our faith in the Communion of Saints, we can be sure that St. Jude is making it part of his prayer for us even today: that we would keep the Lord’s word, so that the Holy Trinity will come and dwell in our hearts.
Let us make this prayer of the Church together with St. Jude and St. Simon:
“O God, through the work of the apostles you have spoken your Word of love, your Son, into our world’s deafness. Open our ears to hear; open our hearts to heed; open our will to obey, that we may proclaim the good news with our lives.”
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