Wednesday of the 2nd week of Easter year A

Theme: Children of the light

In the gospel reading of today, as Jesus admonishes Nicodemus, he points out the depth of Gods love for his people, and that all those who believe in the only begotten son will have life eternal. By implication, all those who believe in Christ have already chosen the path that will lead to life eternal. Thus, not believing in the only begotten son, simply means you have chosen condemnation on your own. As children of God, we are all encouraged to embrace the light of Christ, and darkness have no place in our lives. The choice is yours to make, not to accept Christ is to accept the works of darkness and that will lead us to destruction.

However, our words are not enough to place us as children of the light, it must harmonize in our actions in our daily life. Thus, we live a free and open life because we are proud of our way of life. Unlike those who live a life that reflects the works of darkness. They prefer their actions to be secret and hidden from others, because they are not proud of what they do. While the opposite is the case for the children of the light, there is no secrecy in their life, and they are not afraid of people to know how they live their daily lives.

My brothers and sisters in Christ, the readings we have during Eastertide continues to encourage us to consolidate on all our Lenten observances and continue to work to become a better version of ourselves daily. One thing you must know is that this journey you have embarked on is a process and it is not automatic. The most important thing is this journey of faith is that you must continue to give your best, never be discouraged, and never give up. You will arrive at your destination at Gods appointed time; but you must never give up. Just know that you may get to a point when it will seem that all your effort is not yielding the desired fruit, just have faith and continue to do your best. Remember, there will be the cross of Good Friday before the celebration of Easter Sunday. All you need is to trust in God, he will never fail or disappoint you.

In the 1st reading from the Acts of the Apostles we see how God continued to protect and direct the ways of the followers of Christ, as they continued to preach about the resurrection of Christ. They were placed and the prison and God set them free to continue the work they have been mandated to do by Jesus himself; go and make disciples of all the nations. The most important thing in our journey of faith is to have God always accompanying us; just like he did with the Apostles. May the Lord bless his words in our hearts in the name of the father and of the son and of the holy spirit.

Wednesday of the 2nd week of Easter year A, by Fr. Jude Ifeanyi Ifezime, C.S.Sp