16th May 2019 Thursday 4th Week of Easter
Acts 13:13-25, John 13:16-20
“Happiness is yours”
Today’s gospel is taken right after Jesus had washed His disciples’ feet. In the context of the washing of the feet, Jesus told His disciples, “I tell you most solemnly no servant is greater than his master, no messenger is greater than the man who sent him. Now that you know this, happiness will be yours if you behave accordingly.”
Jesus was telling His disciples to go and do the same - to serve one another in the same way He did. This is because to serve is to put love into action. For Jesus, love is about placing oneself at the service of the other, and to desire for the good of the other. Love is not self-centred or self-seeking. Rather, it is to be other-centred.
Question for reflection:
1) How can I put love into action today?
15th May 2019 Wednesday 4th Week of Easter
Acts 12:24-13:5, John 12:44-50
“True light from true light”
“I, the light, have come into the world, so that whoever believes in me need not stay in the dark anymore.”
12th May 2019 Sunday 4th Week of Easter
Acts 13:14,43-52, Revelation 7:9,14-17, John 10:27-30
“Listening to the Shepherd’s voice”
Listening leads us to encounter Jesus and follow Him with trust and tranquillity. Many times, we follow ideas we have about Jesus. But, when problems surface, it is so easy to be preoccupied and lost in our emotions that we ﬂee from Jesus.
8th May 2019 Wednesday 3rd Week of Easter
Acts 8:1-8, John 6:35-40
“Imitating the heart of Jesus”
“...the will of him who sent me is that I should lose nothing of all that he has given to me...”
Such great comfort to know that Jesus will never lose any one of us because each one is precious to Him. No matter what we have done or failed to do, Jesus values us.