“DO NOT LABOUR FOR THE FOOD WHICH PERISHES, BUT FOR THE FOOD WHICH ENDURES TO ETERNAL LIFE” (John 6:27)
⏰Monday of the Third Week of Easter (11 April 2016)
📕Acts 6:8-15; Ps 119:23-24, 26-27, 29-30 (R.v.1b); John 6:22-29
My dear, at the beginning of this new week, we are all invited to reflect on the content of or the basis for our faith. Is our faith built upon Christ the cornerstone or based on our selfish interests?
In the Gospel, Jesus accused the people of seeking him not because they believe in him but because they had enough bread to eat. It was that same kind of selfish approach that initiated the jealousy and plot against Stephen in Acts 6:8-15.
In our time, selfish interests which control most of our political drive have come to also control our religious drive. That is why many people run from one Church to another in search of miracles, thereby turning God into an object which must produce what they want or be dumped. I hope you are not among this group.
As for those who suffer because of their faith in Christ, be calm because the Lord is with you as your protection and guide. Just be firm to keeping the commands of God as the psalmist encouraged this morning, and the joy of the Lord may give you the strength to conquer. Amen.
Have a victorious new working week. Peace be with you.