Monday, October 28, 2013

October 28: St. Jude


Saint Jude at the Basilica
of St. Jean de Latran in Rome

History

Saint Jude was one of the twelve Apostles and a relative of Jesus. He is called Jude or Thaddeus so that people don't confuse him with Judas Iscariot. At the Last Supper, Jude was the one who asked Jesus an important question – why had He revealed Himself to only a handful of people instead of the whole world? (John 14:22) Jesus responded by telling the Twelve that anybody who loved Him would obey Him, and God will make a home in that person. This was something that Jude took to heart. After Jesus ascended into heaven, Jude traveled through Judea, Samaria Syria, Mesopotamia, Libya, and other countries, teaching people about Christ. He also wrote an epistle (found in the New Testament), which shows his passion for teaching people to remain in the love of God.

Activity

Read the book of Jude in your Bible. Pay attention to the strong words he used to make his point. Then, memorize Jude 1:21:

Keep yourselves in the love of God and wait for the mercy of our Lord Jesus Christ that leads to eternal life.

Saint Jude, pray for us!

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