Thursday, April 15, 2010

God's Message For You Today, April 15, 2010

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15 April
Thursday TODAY'S READINGS:

DIDACHE | COMPANION | SABBATH
DIDACHE

earthly matters

"… The one who is of the earth… speaks of earthly things." – John 3:31

Do you know the newest love interest of Piolo Pascual? How about the latest twist in the telenovelas of the Kapuso and Kapamilya channels?
Aahh… these are earthly matters. No connection whatsoever to my spiritual growth. But you know what? I know of a priest who's so in-the-know with these so called "earthly matters." And he gets people's attention. He makes them laugh as he talks of common things his parishioners easily relate with. And then, slowly, beautifully and masterfully he works his way to the message of the Gospel with his listeners now glued to him.
Jesus spoke of heavenly matters but using "earthly stories." He spoke about sheep, birds, fish, nets, the yeast, the mustard seed and other trivial and common things. People easily related to these things because they were part of their daily, ordinary lives. And then Jesus related them to the Kingdom of God. Beautiful! Masterful!
Talk about earthly matters and end there and, yes, you may just be one worldly person. But talk about these earthly matters because they can lead you to understand God's Kingdom better, then by all means, let's be "worldly."Alvin Barcelona (alvinbarcelona@gmail.com)

REFLECTION:
Are you preoccupied with worldly matters just for their own sake or do they lead you to understand God more and bring His message effectively to others?

Lord Jesus, help me to focus my heart, mind and soul on heavenly things, yet see what I have now around me as a means to show You to others more effectively. Amen.

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COMPANION

1st READING

Should the apostles have obeyed the command of the Council? Authority is an interesting reality in that it can be used well or easily abused. The Council honestly thinks it is doing the right thing and yet the apostles know they are the ones doing the right thing. The solution? We have to leave each person to act according to his or her conscience. It is difficult for the authority figure to deal with such a situation as they have to set aside their power and respect the authority of conscience.

Acts 5:27-33
27 When the court officers had brought the Apostles in and made them stand before the Sanhedrin, the high priest questioned them, 28 "We gave you strict orders did we not? to stop teaching in that name. Yet you have filled Jerusalem with your teaching and want to bring this man's blood upon us." 29 But Peter and the apostles said in reply, "We must obey God rather than men. 30 The God of our ancestors raised Jesus, though you had him killed by hanging him on a tree. 31 God exalted him at his right hand as leader and savior to grant Israel repentance and forgiveness of sins. 32 We are witnesses of these things, as is the Holy Spirit that God has given to those who obey him." 33 When they heard this, they became infuriated and wanted to put them to death.

P S A L M

Psalm 34:2, 9, 17-18, 19-20
R: The Lord hears the cry of the poor.
1 [2] I will bless the LORD at all times; his praise shall be ever in my mouth. 8 [9] Taste and see how good the LORD is; blessed the man who takes refuge in him. (R) 16 [17] The LORD confronts the evildoers, to destroy remembrance of them from the earth. 17 [18] When the just cry out,
the LORD hears them, and from all their distress he rescues them. (R) 18 [19] The LORD is close to the broken-hearted; and those who are crushed in spirit he saves. 19 [20] Many are the troubles of the just man, but out of them all the LORD delivers him. (R)

G O S P E L

John the Baptist reminds his listeners that there is a great difference between his ministry and that of Jesus. They are linked and connected but Jesus brings with Him a power from above that takes the ministry to a whole different level and category of faith. As we follow the Gospel let us realize that we follow a divine being and not just a good idea. This is the difference between the ministry of a person and the Son of God.

John 3:31-36
31 The one who comes from above is above all. The one who is of the earth is earthly and speaks of earthly things. But the one who comes from heaven is above all. 32 He testifies to what he has seen and heard, but no one accepts his testimony. 33 Whoever does accept his testimony certifies that God is trustworthy. 34 For the
one whom God sent speaks the words of God. He does not ration his gift of the Spirit. 35 The Father loves the Son and has given everything over to him. 36 Whoever believes in the Son has eternal life, but whoever disobeys the Son will not see life, but the wrath of God remains upon him.

my reflections
t h i n k : A s we follow the Gospel, let us realize that we follow a divine being and not just a good idea.

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SABBATH

ONLY JESUS HAS COME DOWN FROM HEAVEN

There are many men and women who have claimed to have had some of the secrets of heaven revealed to them but there is only one person who can actually claim to have come from heaven to reveal to us the truth of the Father's love — and that is Jesus. His revelation is unique as He is one with the Father. John the Baptist gets it right when he clearly distinguishes between the two levels of revelation — that of earth and that of heaven.
As we seek to develop in our faith response to Jesus and His call, it is imperative that we give the greater import to the revelation we receive from Jesus and not from any other source. The Church speaks of the revelation of Jesus being definitive; there is nothing stronger or more fully explicative of the nature of God. We need to reflect upon all that Jesus has to say to us about our faith, and make sure that we do not lose sight of the focal point of our faith — Jesus Christ. This is why we say in the doxology (the concluding part of the Eucharist prayer that is normally sung by the priest), "Through him, with him and in him
…" This prayer emphasizes the centrality of Jesus to all we believe and do.
Even if the understanding of the revelation of the Old Testament is carried over into the Christian era, it is at the very least more fully known with greater certainty than before the advent of Jesus. Let us remember that the life of Jesus, His words and deeds, have something to say to every aspect of our lives. If we have difficulty hearing Him speak, it simply means we have to listen more carefully. Jesus holds nothing back from us — He shares everything with us that the Father has given to Him. It is now up to us to respond to this revelation. Fr. Steve
Tynan, MGL

Reflection Question:
How diligent am I in seeking out the wisdom of Jesus for my life and particularly the issues I face in being His disciple?

Jesus, open to me the fullness of life that You offer to all who believe in You and follow Your Word. Let me never doubt that You will reveal to me all that I need to know to be Your disciple.

St. Hunna, pray for us.

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