Category: Sixth Week

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“DO NOT BE AFRAID… FOR I AM WITH YOU” (Acts 18:9)

⏰Friday of the Sixth Week of Easter (After Ascension – 06 May 2016) 📖Acts 18:9-18; Ps 47:2-3, 4-5, 6-7; John 16:20-23a There was a time when multiple chariots of the Arameans came to arrest the prophet Elisha. His servant felt helpless at that sight. With the prayers of the prophet, the servant’s eyes were opened and he saw that chariots of fire that were protecting the prophet was greater than that of the Arameans (2 Kings 6:15-17). Remember what we reflected on yesterday. We noted that Christ’s ascension into heaven does not really mean a departure from us. In fact,...

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LESSONS FROM ST PAUL AT THE COUNCIL OF AREOPAGUS (Acts 17:22-34)

⏰Wednesday of the Sixth Week of Easter (09 May 2018) 📖Acts 17:15, 22 – 18:1; Ps 148:1-2, 11-12, 13, 14; John 16:12-15 There are a number of very important lessons that we can learn from St Paul’s meeting with the Council of Areopagus: We must appreciate and respect the values in the life of others as Paul did with the religion of the Greeks while condemning the bad in them (cf. Acts 17:22-25); God may be invisible but he is very much present and available to us (Acts 17:24, 27b); Conversion does not depend on the expertise of the preacher...

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“BELIEVE IN THE LORD JESUS, AND YOU WILL BE SAVED, YOU AND YOUR HOUSEHOLD” (Acts 16:31)

⏰Tuesday of the Sixth Week of Easter (08 May 2018) 📖Acts 16:22-34; Ps 13b:1ac-2a, 2bcd-3, 7c-8 (R.v.7c); John 16:5-11 Jesus had warned his discipled, ahead of time, that they were going to face persecution for the sake of their faith (John 16:1-4). But the Holy Spirit would be with them to teach and enlighten them as well as encourage them (John 16:7-15). More so, he would be with them always till the end of time (Matt 28:20). Paul and Silas got their own share of the persecution that Jesus warned them about and taught us an important lesson on how...

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YOU TOO ARE IMPORTANT BEFORE GOD

⏰Monday of the Sixth Week of Easter (07 May 2018) 📖Acts 16:11-15; Ps 149:1bc-2, 3-4, 5-6a and 9bc (R.v.4a); John 15:26 – 16:4a At the beginning of this new working week, my dear, we are reminded that God can choose just anyone or anything to do his work, even ordinary or unusual people or things. That tells us that before God, there is no favouritism. Otherwise, salvation would have remained simply for the Jews without considering the gentiles and, by extension, you and me. And may God use you in a great way this week and beyond so that you...

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LOVE DOES NOT DISCRIMINATE

⏰SIXTH SUNDAY OF EASTER (YEAR B) 📕Acts 10:25-26, 34-35, 44-48; Ps 98:1, 2-3ab, 3cd-4 (R.v.2); 1 John 4:7-10; John 15:9-17 We shall never get tired of pointing out that Christianity is a vocation of love. Without love, we cannot be said to be Christians. God created man out of love and came to redeem him due to that love. He then commands us to love one another as loved us (cf. John 13:34). This is the last Sunday before the Ascension of the Lord. There are two very important things that we must have to get from todays liturgy. The...