Friday of the 2nd week of Easter

Acts 5: 34-42   John 6: 1-15

Theme: A voice

When one is upright in his or her dealings, God will always raise a lone voice to defend you, even in your absence. This is what we see in the 1st reading of today, the council is still worried about the preaching to the people in the name of Christ. But Gamaliel a Pharisee had to speak on behalf of the Apostles, by siting instances to convince them that if it is not of God, it will come to an end like all others before him. But if it is of God, they will not be able to stop it. He is a respected man among the people, so they listened and acted on his advice. We also see a lone voice speaking for the upright in the case of Susanna and the two wicked evil elders, God brought out Daniel to defend her, and we all know how that story ended.

Remember, we are still dealing with the same God in our own time. The most important thing is for us to be good and upright in our daily life, and when the need arises, he will send a lone voice who will defend us when it matters most. However, this is possible when we are innocent of what is levelled against us, because of people’s personal interest and wickedness. So, the main question we all must reflect on today is, are you on the same page with God, and are you upright in your daily life? If your answer is positive, then continue to do what you are always doing and trust in God, because he is very close to you and will always come to your aid when the need arises. He does not fail or disappoint all those who trust in him and cannot begin it now with you. Just be good and continue to do your best, and the grace of God will continue to support you.

In the gospel reading of today from St. John, we are told about how Jesus took pity on the crowd that were with him, and he multiplied the loaves and fish and they all ate to their satisfaction, and had twelve baskets leftover. He loves you too much to allow you suffer unnecessarily. May the Lord bless his words in our hearts in the name of the father and of the son and of the holy spirit, Amen. Peace be with you.




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