Sunday 25th May – 6th Sunday of Easter
Reflection: 1 Peter 3: 15-18
CALLED TO BE WITNESSES
Dear friends in Christ, our world is full of forces which can easily cloud our minds and gradually withdraw us from our very source of joy and eternal satisfaction. Man is faced with a lot of questions that bother his mind. With the era of internet which is filled with both good and bad materials, witnessing to the truth of the Gospel is of utmost importance. This is a call to all of us, the disciples of Christ to rise up and bring the good news to confused hearts.
Our reading today emphasizes the need for us to always be ready to witness to the hope we have in us. The first step we must take is to ensure that nothing in us hinders the flow of grace to others. Hardships, persecutions, storms may abound but our understanding should propel us above these strongholds. This is our faith in Christ Jesus (1 John 4:4). Faith is a weapon that conquers every battle of the mind. Once we rest our mind in God’s ability to do the seemingly impossible, we are better positioned to share our hopes with others.
Jesus Christ must take the first place in our lives if we are to do exploits in our journey of faith. Our actions will attract others to us and the Holy Spirit would teach us what to say as we open our hearts to his leading. Just as Christ admonished his disciples in Matt 10: 8: “You have received without paying, so give without being paid”. Let us do all this in humility and respect knowing fully well that God is always with us.
Prayer: Lord Jesus, give me the grace to witness to you always. Amen
KNOW YOUR FAITH: YOUCAT 116 – What does it mean to say that the Holy Spirit has “spoken through the prophets”?
Already in the Old Covenant God filled men and women with the Spirit, so that they lifted up their voices for God, spoke in his name, and prepared the people for the coming of the Messiah.
HIDE A TREASURE: “For the Holy Spirit would teach you at that time what you should say” Luke 12:12GNB
Readings of Today: Acts 8: 5-8, 14-17; Psalm 66:1-7, 16, 20; 1 Peter 3:15-18; John 14:15-21