Tuesday 30 April 2019

About Today Readings

ST PIUS V.

Acts 4:32-37. Psalm 91(92):1-2, 5. John 3:7-15.

The Lord is king; he is robed in majesty – Psalm 91(92):1-2, 5. 

‘Everything they owned was held in common’.

Jesus encouraged Nicodemus to focus himself upon heavenly, spiritual things. This is certainly what the early church appeared to do – they did not hold tightly to their possessions and shared everything they had. In our world of excess, we find that hard to comprehend. But these were a people who were focused on spiritual things.

The early Christian communities believed Jesus was coming again very soon, so what they had in this earthly life didn’t matter too much – it would pass. Are we able to detach ourselves from our ‘stuff’? Are we willing to share the wealth we have with others?

May we bring ourselves and all we have before God. In the words of St Ignatius Loyola, ‘Take Lord, and receive all my liberty, my memory, my understanding, and my entire will, all that I have and possess . . . Give me your love and your grace, for this is enough for me.’

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