Get the free
prayloyolamed Prayer App
Apple   

December 27, 2014

St. John, apostle and evangelist

1 Jn 1: 1-4

We declare to you what was from the beginning, what we have heard, what we have seen with our eyes, what we have looked at and touched with our hands, concerning the word of life— this life was revealed, and we have seen it and testify to it, and declare to you the eternal life that was with the Father and was revealed to us— we declare to you what we have seen and heard so that you also may have fellowship with us; and truly our fellowship is with the Father and with his Son Jesus Christ. We are writing these things so that our joy may be complete.

New Revised Standard Version, copyright 1989, by the National Council of the Churches of Christ in the United States of America. Used by permission. All rights reserved. USCCB approved. http://www.usccb.org/bible/approved-translations

Word of Life

Ignatius Loyola often reminds us that our love is more evident in what we do than in what we say. Our actions really do speak louder than our words. Today’s first reading on the feast of the evangelist St. John challenges us in a similar way to actually bear witness to Jesus, the Word of Life, who comes anew to our waiting world.

Of course our deeds flow from “what we have heard, what we have seen with our eyes, what we have looked upon and our hands have touched,” as today’s first reading suggests. All of this forms the “word of life” which flows into the various activities of my daily living.

So how does this gift of new life affect what I say today, the judgments I make about another, my iPad and iPhone interactions, all I accomplish throughout this Christmas week?

—The Jesuit Prayer Team

  Prayer

You are all we have, you give us what we need. Our lives our in your hands, O Lord, our lives are in your hands.

—”You Are All We Have,” by Patrick O’Brien, © 1992, GIA Publications Inc


Please share the Good Word with your friends!

Welcome to prayloyolamed.org!

At Loyola Medicine, “we also treat the human spirit. ®” Inspired by the vision of St. Ignatius of Loyola, founder of the Jesuits and our namesake, we care for our patients as whole people - body, mind and spirit - and seek to be a healing presence in our communities. Whether you are a patient, family member, clinician, chaplain, or student, we invite you to pray these reflections and prayers with us.



    Connect
with us
   

loyolamedicine.org

Submit a Prayer Request

ARCHIVES

SunMonTueWedThuFriSat
    123
18192021222324
252627282930 
       
1234567
891011121314
15161718192021
2930     
       
    123
25262728   
       
  12345
6789101112
       
   1234
262728    
       
       
       
      1
       

December 27, 2014

St. John, apostle and evangelist

1 Jn 1: 1-4

We declare to you what was from the beginning, what we have heard, what we have seen with our eyes, what we have looked at and touched with our hands, concerning the word of life— this life was revealed, and we have seen it and testify to it, and declare to you the eternal life that was with the Father and was revealed to us— we declare to you what we have seen and heard so that you also may have fellowship with us; and truly our fellowship is with the Father and with his Son Jesus Christ. We are writing these things so that our joy may be complete.

New Revised Standard Version, copyright 1989, by the National Council of the Churches of Christ in the United States of America. Used by permission. All rights reserved. USCCB approved. http://www.usccb.org/bible/approved-translations

Word of Life

Ignatius Loyola often reminds us that our love is more evident in what we do than in what we say. Our actions really do speak louder than our words. Today’s first reading on the feast of the evangelist St. John challenges us in a similar way to actually bear witness to Jesus, the Word of Life, who comes anew to our waiting world.

Of course our deeds flow from “what we have heard, what we have seen with our eyes, what we have looked upon and our hands have touched,” as today’s first reading suggests. All of this forms the “word of life” which flows into the various activities of my daily living.

So how does this gift of new life affect what I say today, the judgments I make about another, my iPad and iPhone interactions, all I accomplish throughout this Christmas week?

—The Jesuit Prayer Team

  Prayer

You are all we have, you give us what we need. Our lives our in your hands, O Lord, our lives are in your hands.

—”You Are All We Have,” by Patrick O’Brien, © 1992, GIA Publications Inc


Please share the Good Word with your friends!