It is 14th May 2017. We celebrate the Fifth Sunday of Easter. We too celebrate the Mother’s Day. May the Lord kindly bless all the Mothers. The readings are from Acts 6:1-7; and the second reading from 1 Peter 2:4-9; and the Gospel from John 14:1-12. The first readings shares with us the growth and the challenges the early Christian community faced in Jerusalem. Sharing of power in the church must not end up in tearing off the church. The power in the church is only to serve not for any other hidden economic and social agenda. The pastoral and spiritual needs are to be given the utmost importance in the church than any other however important it may be. A church that fights within will destroy its own existence. A person without good reputation in the community, one who lacks participation in the church activities, one who has a lean towards tribal or racial mind-set, and a person who is not willing to share one’s own material wealth to the believing community must not be promoted to the leadership. We are all baptized to serve and to lead others to Christ. St. Peter assures that Jesus is the corner stone of the community founded and chosen by God and purified by the blood of the Lamb. “You are a chosen race, a royal priesthood, a holy nation, a people of his own, so that you may announce the praises of him who called you out of darkness into his wonderful light.” (1 Pet.2:9). The responsorial Psalm praises, “Lord, let your mercy be on us, as we place our trust in you.” (Ps.33:22). The Gospel points out the surer way to God and Heaven is the Way of Jesus. Let us walk the talk by accepting Jesus as the Way, the Truth and the Life. May you have a good day.