DAILY HOLY MASS READINGS
Acts 12:24-25, 13:1-5a, Psalm 67:2-3, 5-6, 8, John 12:44-50
Acts 12:24-25, 13:1-5a
My Beloved, the disciples did not chalk out a plan for the mission to which they were called neither did they choose their team members. We see clearly how they carried out their mission which was to preach the Word of God that You had entrusted to the Apostles. They knew each other, they visited the churches that were already established in the area. In the church were prophets and teachers who came from all walks of life. They prayed and fasted which is an important element of the spiritual life if one truly desires to discern God's will. Through prayer and fasting they were attentive to the Voice of God and when God's will was revealed, they carried it out boldly and with conviction. The Apostles sent out disciples by praying, fasting and laying hands on the ones chosen and sent by God. Prayer, fasting and the Holy Spirit are an unbeatable way if one seriously desires to live and grow in the way of the Lord which is the Way of Truth.
Psalm 67:2-3, 5-6, 8
My Beloved, a Christian must be easily recognized by the love of God and the favor of God which rests on him and illumines his whole being. A Christian is one who walks unhesitatingly in the Way of the Lord which is the narrow way. Christian nations must be characterised by their unquenchable joy that is contagious. Rulers of Christian nations ought to be an example to the world for they govern as servants and rule with justice for all. Praise ought to flow constantly and unceasingly from Your anointed and God, our God must be worshipped, honored and revered through the ends of the earth only then will the Kingdom of God be in our midst.
My Beloved, the Father sent You in order to make Himself visible to us in You. It was the Father's love that longed to restore the broken and wounded relationship that had created a chasm between God and His creatures a chasm that only You could bridge by becoming the means through which man, made one with You through Your incarnation, passion, death and resurrection could once more become one with the Father. You revealed only that which the Father instructed You to reveal and we carry on the mission revealing to the world the same instructions that were entrusted to You, that eternal life is possible and available to all through You who are the visible image of the invisible God. Anyone who believes walks in the light of truth. If we deny You we deny the Father and in doing so we condemn ourselves to a life of darkness.
Thank You my Beloved for coming into the world for saving us and entrusting to us the awesome message and mission to which our whole lives must be conformed thus making us witnesses of the Light and the Truth.