Monday 6 May 2019

About Today Readings

Acts 6:8-15. Psalm 118(119):23-24, 26-27, 29-30. John 6:22-29.

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

‘This is the work of God, that you believe in him whom he has sent.’

Today’s gospel reminds us that our greatest work as Christians is to believe in Jesus Christ. We adhere to him in faith and do not simply seek the things he can give us or do for us. Faith is the foundation for everything else we do.

The first reading gives us an example of what can happen if we do believe and open ourselves to the presence and power of the risen Jesus. In Stephen we see a person grasped by the Spirit, full of grace and power, whose words are bold and unafraid in the face of opposition.

Lord Jesus, I believe; help my unbelief! Help me to make room for the Spirit to work within me, to be the source of my life, the wellspring of my salvation. Deepen my faith and love and empower me for single-minded service of you for and with others.

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