Everything that the Father gives me will come to me,
and I will not reject anyone who comes to me . . . (John 6:37)
Do you recall the first time you received a “rejection” letter? It might have been for one of your college applications, or for a grant you worked so diligently to write to support a much-needed ministry. Perhaps the rejection occurred more recently; perhaps it wasn’t a letter, but in the form of a person, a friend. Whatever the circumstances, it happened and it was not what you had hoped for and it hurt! Imagine now, the huge contrast as you consider your desire to grow closer to Jesus, our Savior, and you know He will not reject anyone who goes to Him. May this realization and the accompanying sense of relief be the source of your mercy and love for others!
Sr. Charlene Herinckx, SSMO
This reflection comes from the Easter Reflections, prepared by the Precious Blood Family of communities:
Adorers of the Blood of Christ (US Region)
Missionaries of the Precious Blood (Atlantic, Cincinnati & Kansas City Provinces)
Sisters of the Most Precious Blood (O’Fallon, MO)
Sisters of the Precious Blood (Dayton, OH)
Sisters of Saint Mary of Oregon
Easter Reflections is available for printing here.