It is 16th April 2018. The readings are from Acts 6:8-15; and the Gospel from John 6:22-29. When we are truthful to ourselves, we have a powerful aura around our body. The aura is the spiritual emanation that surrounds our body when we are transparent and exposed to truth. We have a visible aura around our body while being led and guided by the Holy Spirit. The spiritual energy that comes out of the person could be seen by everyone because it is motivated by truth. People who are guided by God’s Spirit you can feel them that there is something different in that person’s speech and action. When we do good and promoting unity there is a spiritual energy gushes out of our inner being. We have a scene in the first reading where St. Stephen, one of the deacons filled and guided by the Holy Spirit spoke for truth about how customs and traditions take precedence while the poor go hungry. “And all who sat in the council looked intently at him, and they saw that his face was like the face of an angel.” (Acts.6:15). False witnesses cannot silence the truth with their evil mindedness. We all come to Church for something not for that someone in whom we believe. At times we come to find fault with the ones who are doing some good works in the church while the accusers do no other work than accusing and finding fault with the others. Some others come to church for socialisation, for a small business and time-pass or for the entertaining homilies. How often we go home questioning our way of life and belief and be back with the strong commitment and dedication in Jesus? Very seldom do we look for God in the Church and get motivated to do good. The responsorial Psalm praises, “They are happy whose life is blameless.” (Ps.118:1). In the Gospel, we find people not looking for Messiah, Jesus of Nazareth rather they were looking for someone who gives them food. “Do not work for the food that perishes, but for the food that endures for eternal life, which the Son of Man will give you.” (Jn.6:27). Jesus chides them not to look for trivial things but to search for that would last eternally. Jesus is the food for our souls. Unless and until, the Most Holy Eucharist becomes the reason for which we come to church, nothing in us is going to change. It is the Lord Jesus in the Eucharist we must believe and it will surely change our way of thinking and life. Until then we are looking for some satisfaction from meetings, groups and meaningless talking. The Catechism beautifully summarises in no. 1325 “The Eucharist is the efficacious sign and sublime cause of that communion in the divine life and that unity of the People of God by which the Church is kept in being. It is the culmination both of God’s action sanctifying the world in Christ and of the worship men offer to Christ and through him to the Father in the Holy Spirit.” The Eucharist is the sign by which God confirms God’s love in Jesus. May you have a good day.

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