Monday of the 7th week of Easter year A
Theme: We are children of God
In the gospel reading of today, Jesus points out the fact that he has overcome the world, by implication it means we have all overcome the world. Since we have overcome the world, it means that we are children of light, and the works of darkness have no place in our lives. We live our lives according to the imperatives of the gospel and in a way that is good and pleasing to God. As children of God, we are all encouraged today to be true ambassadors for Christ, by living a life that is good and always pleasing to God. This simply means that we are conscious of the fact that we are in the world but not of the world.
My brothers and sisters in Christ, we are all encouraged today to be Gods presence wherever we find ourselves in life. By so doing we will be witnessing to Christ with our way of life, and not necessarily by the words of our mouth. The fact that we have overcome the world will be easily noticed in the way we live our lives and how we impact on the lives of all those who encounter us in one way or the other. Today’s liturgy encourages us in a very special way as children of God to be conscious of who we are and allow it to reflect in our relationships with one another.
Dearly beloved in Christ, the more we live good lives, the more we can preach Christ with our way of life. Interestingly, we all as children of God can make a positive impact in our world, in one way or the other. The most important thing is our personal resolve to emulate Christ in our daily lives. We don’t need to do extra ordinary things. All we need is to allow love of God and neighbours to guide all our actions, and the light of Christ will shine brightly wherever we find ourselves.
My brothers and sisters in Christ, let us continue to strive to live a life that is good and always pleasing to God, in the name of the father and of the son and of the holy spirit. Amen. Peace be with you.