It is 16th September 2016. We celebrate the memorial of St Cornelius, the Pope and St Cyprian, the Bishop, the Martyrs. The readings are from1 Corinthians 15:12-20; and the Gospel from Luke 8:1-3. The first reading teaches us that the cross and resurrection of Jesus are the centre of our faith. “If our hope in Christ has been for this life only, we are the most unfortunate of all people.” (1 Cor.15:19). Our life here on earth is so vital for our living with God one day in heaven. Our salvation solely depends on Christ in his passion and resurrection. The responsorial Psalm prays, I shall be filled, when I awake, with the sight of your glory, O Lord.” (Ps.16:15). The Gospel gives the importance of spreading the Good News by using all the human resources. Unlike the rabbis, Jesus included women in His band of preachers. However sinful and worthless we could be, Jesus can make use of us for His work. Let us accompany Jesus no matter what gender we are and position we hold in the society. Jesus needs as many persons as possible to spread His love. However small is our contribution, it does make a difference in the spreading of the Gospel. Every drop counts and these little drops make the ocean of mercy. What is required for the growth and expansion of the Kingdom of God is the unity and some sort of sacrifice to take up the cause of sharing the Good News to all people. Mary Magdalene, Joanna, Susanna and the chosen 12 have done their part in spreading the Good News. Have we started to do our part in spreading the love of Jesus wherever we are? May God bless you to have a good day.

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