It is 27th April 2018. The readings are from Acts 13:26-33; and the Gospel from John 14:1-6. In the first reading, St. Paul explains in details the promise of God in the Old Testament and the fulfilment of the promise in Jesus in the New Testament presenting through a sermon to Jews and God-fearing Gentiles. “We bring you the good news that what God promised to our ancestors he has fulfilled for us, their children, by raising Jesus;” (Acts.13:32). St. Paul was bold enough to present Jesus as the Way to the Father and encouraging the listeners to know, love, serve and worship Him as the fulfilment of the promise God made to the humanity. It is our spiritual responsibility to lead others to God through Christ Jesus. Unless we follow the Way of the Lord, we cannot invite the others to way of Jesus. We need to trust in walking with the Lord no matter what the situation we are in our lives. The responsorial Psalm acclaims, “You are my Son. It is I who have begotten you this day.” (Ps.2:7). The Gospel urges us to trust God as well as Jesus. There is no shortage of place in Heaven. It is our unquestionable trust in God and Jesus will take us there. Jesus himself assures us, “I am the way, and the truth, and the life. No one comes to the Father except through me.” (Jn.14:6). Unless we encounter the Truth, we cannot experience God. Our life comes from Christ and we cannot arrive at the Father’s house without the help of the Son Jesus. Our encounter with the Risen Lord by participating in daily memorial banquet of the Lord brings us closer to experience the well spring of life within us. When we are condoning evil, we are not confessing Jesus as the Way, the Truth and the Life. We must not hesitate to condemn the evil when we see in us and in our neighbours whatever the status one holds in life. Let us all be cautious that we need to take initiatives in following the Lord, before even asking someone to consider trying to follow Jesus. When our consciences are clean, we will be able to notice the dirt within and around us that make us to trust in Jesus. Our spiritual life is indeed a journey with and for Jesus to the Father. We must not be troubled in anyway rather we must trust Jesus, who will surely lead us to the Father. May you have a good day.

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