It is 13th April 2018. We celebrate the memorial of St. Martin I, Pope and Martyr. The readings are from Acts 5:34-42; and the Gospel from John 6:1-15. We read the conclusion of the trial of St. Peter and the Apostles. Gamaliel came to rescue them and to give a chance for the truth to come out. When we are faced with what to believe and what not to believe, or everything looks like a myth and lie, it is good to offer the ample time and space for the truth to come out. Even though the tsunamic current of lies toss and suppress the truth, yet the current will die down and the truth will be tested by time and pressure. The Jewish Supreme court flogged the Apostles and reprimanded them seriously not to preach about the Risen Lord, yet they did not stop sharing the truth even when their life was seriously in danger. They believed that it was the honour to suffer and be humiliated for the sake of the Risen Lord. Justice must be served at all costs. Truth will surely survive any test and any oppression. Even if we do not like the way the Truth is presented, there will be always to defend and to give a chance for the truth to come out. It is all question of God’s time. No one can suppress the truth with their power and the structures. Even if the courts deny the access to allow the truth to prevail, still truth will stand its ground through simple and God-fearing people. We should never be afraid of the liars and accusers who deviate the truth by their so-called smartness and intelligence. “They were considered worthy to suffer dishonour for the sake of the name. And every day in the temple and at home they did not cease to teach and proclaim Jesus as the Messiah.” (Acts. 5:42). The responsorial Psalm intercedes, “There is one thing I ask of the Lord, to live in the house of the Lord.” (Ps.26:4). In the Gospel, the Risen Lord does a miracle of multiplying bread. In Him, there is no shortage of life and spirit. Jesus is abundantly offering life and strength for our body and spirit right after the resurrection. Jesus is indeed the Bread of life. In our frugality and dependence as a person, God reaches us out through His Son Jesus. There is no rationing of graces and blessings from Jesus, the Risen Lord. He offers himself generously until we are satisfied when we are willing to share that little with Jesus. The daily Eucharist we participate reminds us all that Jesus is our bread who satisfies all types of hunger and to be the witness for the truth that He is still alive among us. Nothing satisfies the human spirit except the experience of tasting the truth in spirit. Jesus is more than willing to multiply the blessings in our lives when we are ready to share that we hold and hide secretly. May we be the witness by our generous sharing to the suffering humanity. May God fill our lives with His truth.

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