Tuesday 27th May – Tuesday of the 6th week of Easter
Reflection: Acts 16: 22-34
The power of God is felt most in the difficult areas and circumstances of our lives. There is a hope against all hope. Christ in us is the hope of glory. The revelation of the glory of God is a profound mystery. This is the wisdom that today’s text seeks to convey to us. This wisdom is found simply in being joyful in the Holy Spirit, for the kingdom of God is all about righteousness, peace and joy in the Holy Ghost.
There is a great glory that is revealed in your life when you decide to damn all the ugly circumstances in your life and choose to praise God. Dear friend, it is in the midst of such joyful praise that you will experience the immense joy and peace which the Holy Spirit gives. As you are filled with this joy and oblivious of the difficulties around you, you will experience a miracle. The long awaited deliverance that you desire will suddenly come. This was the mystery that saved Paul and Silas; and today yours will not be any different.
Beloved, as you see God glorified in your situation, you will become a channel through which His presence and love radiate to those you come in contact with. How can this be? You just have to dwell in the presence of God always. That is, you should have a consciousness of His abiding presence in you, and worship Him in your heart always. By so doing, you too like Paul and Silas will become a conduit of glory and salvation to others around you.
Prayer: Father, as I worship you in my heart each day, let your glory be ever made manifest through me in Jesus’ Name, Amen.
KNOW YOUR CHURCH: YOUCAT 113 – What does it mean to say: I believe in the Holy Spirit?
To believe in the Holy Spirit means to worship him as God just like the Father and Son. It means to believe that the Holy Spirit comes into our hearts so that we as children of God might know our Father in heaven. Moved by God’s Spirit, we can change the face of the earth. [CCC 683-686].
HIDE A TREASURE: “…Christ in you, the hope of glory.” Colossians 1:27b RSV-CE
Readings for today: Acts 16: 22- 34; Psalm138: 1-3, 7-8; John 16: 5-11