It is 14th April 2016. The readings are from Acts 8:26-40; and the Gospel from John 6:44-51. The first reading describes the ministry of St. Philip who preached the Word of God tirelessly and brings a Treasurer of Ethiopia to the sacrament of Baptism. We all have a responsibility to explain the Word of God to someone daily. For many, understanding the word of God is indeed a challenge. We all need the proper guides and instructors for our spiritual living. A life without proper guidance and motivation is worthless to live. We believe the Lord because, someone made a sacrifice and commitment to teach our minds. Now it is our turn to pass on the love of Christ by explaining the Word of God to others. In explaining and expounding the Word, let us be charitable, brief, creative and down-to-earth. A genuine instruction surely lead the other to have a unique experience with the Lord Jesus. To instruct someone, we need to attune to the Voice of the Lord and to communicate with God. Our instruction has to lead the other to have transformation. The responsorial Psalm prays, “Cry out with Joy to God all the earth.” (Ps.65:1). The Gospel continues to explain the theme of ‘Jesus the Bread of life.’ Without the help of the Holy Spirit, we cannot believe in Jesus. God is the instructor of our souls. We are taught by God through the Word of God, through the Sacraments which offers us the life of grace, and the way we relate to one another. The Eucharist gives us life and sustains us to live a life of grace. “I am the living bread that came down from heaven. Whoever eats of this bread will live forever; and the bread that I give for the life of the world is my flesh.” (Jn.6:51). Our faith in Jesus is not a coincidence. Our participation in the Holy Eucharist regularly makes us to be a better person. Let us not miss a chance to learn by listening to the Word of God and by participating in the breaking of the bread on a daily basis if the church is close by. May God bless you and have a good day.

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