Tuesday of the 2nd week of Easter

Acts 4: 32-37       John 3: 7b-15

Theme: Union of love

In the 1st reading of today from the Acts of the Apostles, we see the depth of love and unity that existed amongst the followers of Christ. There was a bond of love and fellowship, and they cared for the welfare and good of one another. Suffice it to say that they watched each other back. Those who had, supported those who do not have or have enough and they lived in love and harmony. This is one of the aspects of the followers of Christ that continues to challenge us as Christians in our own time. This stems from the fact that the care and love that we see amongst the followers of Christ at that time, is scarcely found in our own time. Today, people are more concerned about their own comfort and not what other members of the body of Christ is going through in their own lives. It is a challenge that continues to remind us that we must do something in our own time, by making honest and sincere effort to do all we can for the common good of all. This Bible passage continues to remind me of the Kiswahili saying, “Umoja ni nguvu (Which means unity is strength).

We are all encouraged today by our 1st reading to be mindful of the situation and wellbeing of our brothers and sisters. The fact that our situation is good should not make us turn a blind eye to the challenging situation of our brother or sister. Whatever we can do to improve the living condition of others, we are all encouraged to do it. This is exactly the way the Christian community in todays 1st reading lived their life, and they lived in harmony, peace, and love. This was possible because they cared about what was happening in the lives of one another and were always ready to support those who needed help. Always remember that whatever you have today, is simply a gift from God, and he will be glad to see you uplift someone else from the gift you have received from him. The more you practice this in your daily life, the more you attract the blessings of God to yourself.

We are all encouraged to practice selflessness in our daily lives, by supporting as many people as we can. As you do this, may almighty God bless you in the name of the father and of the son and of the holy spirit, Amen. Peace be with you.



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