Tuesday 3rd June – Tuesday of the 7th week of Easter
Reflection: Acts 20: 17-27
Every journey has a destination. Likewise, there is an end to every earthly mission. If you are a student, you can be sure that one day you will graduate from your institution. Such is the design of life. It is important to know that at every stage of your life, there is a divine mission to be accomplished. Have you even identified or started the mission for your present stage of life? If you haven’t, ask God to help you- “seek and you shall find”. (Matthew 7:7-8). If you have begun this mission, how well are fulfilling it? And if you think you are getting to the end of your present mission, then how strong are you finishing it? This “finishing stage” is the most important stage of your mission.
Scripture says that “the end of anything is better than its beginning.” (Ecclesiastes7:8a). Today, we see St. Paul the great apostle narrating how well he had finished the present mission he had with the church in Ephesus. Indeed, he finished that mission very strong, and he was ready by the power of the Holy Spirit to move to the next mission in Jerusalem. Beloved, this is how our lives as Christians ought to be. We should always find out the purpose that God has for us wherever we find ourselves. It does not really matter the length of time you will spend there, but be rest assured that there is a mission for you there; and with the help of the Holy Spirit, like St. Paul, you would return victorious. So dust your shoes and get going, His grace is sufficient to start with you and help you finish strong.
Prayer: Father, I ask for you mercy and help this day as I seek to know and continue my role of advancing your kingdom here on earth. Amen.
KNOW YOUR FAITH: CCC 2233: “Becoming a disciple of Jesus means accepting the invitation to belong to God’s family, to live in conformity with his way of life: “For whoever does the will of my Father in heaven is my brother, and sister, and mother. Mtt.12:49”.
HIDE A TREASURE: “My food is to do the will of the one who sent me, and to accomplish his work.” John 4:34 RSV-CE
Readings for today: Acts 20:17-27; Psalm 68:10-11, 20-21; John 17:1-11