Tuesday 29th April – Memorial of St Catherine of Siena, Virgin & Doctor
Reflection: Acts 4: 32-37
Dear friends, living our faith in our everyday life is rooted in our sincere gratitude to God especially with our possessions and our full knowledge of the purpose of why God has kept certain gifts in our care. All that we have and are proceeds from God who through us, wants to affect the lives of those around us. Each person as an indispensable part of Christ’s body has a role to play. Let us take our positions at our respective duty posts so that all may flow in the spirit of oneness.
Fellowship with our brethren gives strength to our weakness just as iron sharpens iron. It is like a dew on Mount Hermon and like the precious anointing oil running down from Aaron’s head and beard…. (Ps 133: 1-3). God indeed bestows his blessings in abundance on such mutual bound and makes sure that it never seizes. Once we come to the understanding of why we possess something, we channel it for the right purpose and in turn fulfill Gods intention of its existence. Dear friend, God is looking out for vessel(s) who would bear witness to his resurrection power; on them would a fount of blessings and treasures overflow (Acts 4:33).
The Christian community in our reading today was a perfect example of the display of God’s grace. They all had a selfless attitude towards worldly possessions because they understood the treasure in all this things. Christ calls our attention today to the need to depend solely on his providence even as we offer our totality for the growth and unity of all, especially the members of our immediate community. Let us then be generous according to the capacity of treasure placed in our care. To whom much is given, much is expected.
PRAYER: Lord Jesus, help me never to underutilize your grace and the treasures which you have placed in my care. May I be generous and ever ready to meet the needs of my neighbour. Amen.
KNOW YOUR FAITH: YOUCAT 331 – Why is there nevertheless injustice among men?
All men have the same dignity, but not all of them meet with the same living conditions. In cases where injustice is man-made, it contradicts the Gospel. In cases where men have been endowed by God with different gifts and talents, God is asking us to rely on one another: in charity one should make up for what the other lacks.
HIDE A TREASURE: “Let us not grow weary in well doing: for in due season we shall reap, if we do not lose heart” Galatians 6:9 RSV-CE
Readings for today: Acts 4:32-37; Ps 93:1-2, 5; John 3:7-15