May the Risen Lord grant grace and peace in the Holy Spirit. It is on 07th May 2023. We celebrate the fifth Sunday of Easter.
We reflect on Acts 6:1-7; the second is from 1 Peter 2:4-9; and the Gospel from John 14:1-12.
There is a shortage of life, truth, and way during this pandemic in many things. Many people are losing loved ones, families disintegrating, jobs disappearing, hopes evaporating, connections are intercepted, businesses liquifying, and lives are lost.
The inherent longing to see God, at least to know the way where God resides or to have some truth about the whereabouts of God during this pandemic has reached another level in every human being. We have no resources for petty issues when we are in a spiritual war.
Failures cannot dampen the innumerable attempts made to find the best. Humanity is not in the mode of annihilation but in the abode of alteration. Nature has already adapted to the change around the world. It is our turn to move into new corridors of love, affection, care, and hospitality.
It is going to be different yet it is the Way, the Truth and the Life. Trusting would cost us more than ever as caring humanity has yet to explore the connections to establish in a feasible way.
There is a Way, Truth and Life in God. There is no shortage of creativity in God. Tested humanity tastes the savour of God in the most painful and fearsome moments facing the Way, the Truth and the Life. Everything is evolving with the innovation of bringing the best out of the suffering humanity even amidst a growing gloomy economy, roomy families, dreamy decisions, and sloppy solutions.
As the first reading points out, the meetings and mapping cannot be stopped for humanity wrapped in sanctity that wishes to cater to all people’s needs.
What we are going through in the entire humanity is making a spiritual house on the One who remains the cornerstone of our existence and exuberance. St. Peter points out that stumbling comes for the ones who disobey and refuse to pursue the Way, the Truth and the Life. “But you are a chosen race, a royal priesthood, a holy nation, God’s own people, so that you may proclaim the mighty acts of him who called you out of darkness into his marvellous light. (1 Pet.2:9).
The Gospel provides us with a clear vision of God’s assurance in loving us. When we consider the Way, the Truth and the Life that is offered by Jesus, God and God guarantee our inner peace and bodily healing alone through His Only Son Jesus.
Depression is an experience of the psyche for the one who can transcend in optimism. After all, our happiness depends on how we approach human life without distorting the truth and destroying our ancestors’ footprints with optimism and hope.
Encounter and longing to see God cannot be easy for us until we experience the taste of the Word of God. We need to re-look at the way we pray and have service-filled worship these days as we are not able to be in worship places.
The Way needs to provide the means for the poor to reach home, the Truth cannot leave out the sparks from impoverished humanity, and the Life has to promote harmony, solidarity, tolerance and respect for all.
Short-distanced rivets of love strengthen the bond of humanity. Our conduct, behaviour and attitude are to be glued together to experience the divine presence as the Way, the Truth and the Life in all that unfolds in the most difficult and challenging times.
Humanity cannot go on building mansions of development and growth without the cornerstone, God himself. When faith and love become irrelevant, growth and renewal remain wordy, remote, and repatriated.
There is ample space in God’s home for all of us whether we are believers or a non-believer. There is hope and healing for the suffering humanity in God who revealed himself in His only Son Jesus, the Way, the Truth, and the Life. May you have a good day. God bless you.