7th May 2019 Tuesday 3rd Week of Easter
Acts 7:51-8:1, John 6:30-35
“I hunger for you!”
“Give us this bread always.” The request of the people revealed the deep hunger in them. What about us? What do we hunger for in our lives?
6th May 2019 Monday 3rd Week of Easter
Acts 6:8-15, John 6:22-29
“Search for God first”
Do we search for the Giver or the gifts?
In today’s gospel, the crowd went looking for Jesus for free bread and free food. They ate the bread that Jesus had multiplied for them, and they wanted more. Jesus knew their motive for coming to Him, not for Him but for bread.
Jesus does not want to be our personal vending machine. He desires to enter into a relationship of intimacy and trust with us first, and the rest will ﬂow from there. Listen to Jesus as He says these words to us, “Work for God... By searching for Him first.” Jesus, bring me to a greater search for you alone!
5th May 2019 Sunday 3rd Week of Easter
Acts 5:27-21,40-41, Revelations 5:11-14, John 21:1-9
“Do you agape me?”
In Greek (which is the language of the New Testament), there are four words to describe the word ‘love’. They are: eros (sexual love), philio (love between friends), storge (love between family members) and agape (unconditional love).
4th May 2019 Saturday 2nd Week of Easter
Acts 6:1-7, John 6:16-21
“Mantra of our lives: It is I. Do not be afraid”
Weren’t there moments when we felt that God seemed to be so far away from our life? Weren’t there times when we felt frightened as we battled with the storms in our lives?
“It is I. Do not be afraid.”
3rd May 2019 Friday 2nd Week of Easter - Ss. Philip and James
1 Corinthians 15:1-8, John 14:6-14
“To aim high with Jesus”
Today, as we celebrate the feast day of St. Philip and James, let us listen to Jesus as He tells us, “I am the Way, the Truth and the Life.” We are all fragile sinners, yet we are all called to holiness. Holiness is not perfectionism. Holiness is to be like Christ, who is fullness of love. Each day, we are called to follow Jesus faithfully because He is the way to show us the narrow path of love that we must walk. We are called to root ourselves in the truth that is God’s love. We are called to embrace the fullness of life that Jesus brings to us. Only He can lead us to be ‘infected by the holiness of God’.
Let us aim high with Jesus!