Monday 1 May 2017

About Today Readings

St Joseph the Worker.
Acts 6:8-15. Psalms 118(119):23-24, 26-27, 29-30. John 6:22-29.

Blessed are they who walk in the way of the Lord — Psalms 118(119):23-24, 26-27, 29-30.

His face shone like that of an angel.

It is what shines from within us that sets us apart as light for the world. Stephen exemplifies this in the midst of the experience of being falsely accused regarding his faith and teaching. Who he is, and his relationship with God, shine through and are evident to all around him.

This too is what Jesus calls each of us to be. Jesus makes clear that what should have the greatest value in our lives, what we strive for and what we give priority to, should be the constant seeking out of God.

When God’s loving graciousness becomes the impetus for how we live our lives, we truly become light for the world. In seeking God, we become more truly ourselves—formed in God’s likeness. We are transformed and what lives within can be seen from without.

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