It is 24th April 2015. The readings are from Acts. 9:1-20 and the Gospel from Jn.6:52-59. The first reading illustrates the conversion of Saul and welcoming him into the Christian communities. Christ encountered him and challenged him. “Saul, Saul, why are you persecuting me? Who are you Lord? he asked, and the Voice answered, “I am Jesus, and you are persecuting me.” (Act.9:4-5). It is not a sudden conversion rather it was total surrender. A believer in Jesus is the one who stops what he/she wants to do and tries to do what Christ wishes him/her to do. The Church is grateful to the prayer of Stephen and to the brotherliness of Ananias towards Saul. Ananias and Saul were bitter enemies. In Christ, they came together as brothers. “Go, for he is a chosen instrument for my work.” (Acts. 9:15). We too are the chosen instruments of the Lord to evangelise through our Baptism. The Responsorial Psalm instruct us, “Go out to the whole world; proclaim the Good News.” (Mk.16:15). The Gospel portrays Jesus is the real food and real drink for life eternal. “For my flesh is real food and my blood is real drink.” (Jn.6:55). We need to have a commune with Christ in an intimate way through our belief in Jesus. It is through His Body and Blood we are what we are today. Jesus wishes to nourish our lives with His own being. We are invited today to experience Jesus in order to be an instrument of Him in the society even to the extent of suffering and dying for others. May the Lord bless you.

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