It is 01st May 2016. We celebrate the Sixth Sunday of Easter. It is the Worker’s Day remembering St. Joseph the Worker. Every work however tiny and least important to the most important could be sanctified and to participate in Christ’s work of redemption. This feast was instituted in 1955 by Pope Pius XII remembering all the workers around the world. We are so thankful to all the Workers who make this world beautiful. The readings are from Acts 15:1-2, 22-29; Revelations 21:10-14, 22-23; and the Gospel from John 14:23-29. The first reading discusses the areas of difference and conflict that rose in Christian living; and the sharing of the decisions of the Council. The basics in our expressions of our faith cannot be destroyed or altered by any group or powers. Our faith is articulated in the way we live the Gospel. The Council of Jerusalem is involved in solving the issues brought to their consideration. “It is the decision of the Holy Spirit and of us not to place on you any burden beyond these necessities…” (Acts. 15:28). The responsorial Psalm sings, “O God, let all the nations praise you.” (Ps.67:4). The second reading explains the importance of God’s presence as the centre of any human existence. “The city had no need of sun or moon to shine on it, for the glory of God gave it light, and its lamp was the Lamb.”(Rev.21:23). The shadows of the idols cannot exist when God is the temple of our existence. The apostolic connection is the basis of unity and harmony in the church. The Gospel instructs us the work of the Holy Spirit in our lives. Peace, harmony and unity comes through the Holy Spirit. Jesus promises the gift of Peace. We have a goal to build up the One, Holy, Catholic and Apostolic Church that is the work of each and everyone of us. That little work, presence and peace begins right within ourselves. When our little space is peaceful and undisturbed by any selfishness, the rest of the place around us will turn into a place of goodness and fullness. May we work for that little environment of God’s presence daily. Have good day.

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