Tuesday, April 05, 2016
Wednesday, 2nd Week of Easter
06 April 2016
Wednesday, 2nd Week of Easter
Acts 5:17 – 26 / Jn 3: 16 – 21
From the 1st Reading: Acts 5: 17 – 21a
The High Priest and all his supporters, that is the party of the Sadducees, became very jealous of the apostles; so they arrested them and had them thrown into the public jail. But an angel of the Lord opened the door of the prison during the night, brought them out, and said to them, "Go, and stand in the Temple court and tell the people the whole of this living message." Accordingly they entered the Temple at dawn and resumed their teaching.
From the Gospel Reading: Jn 3:16 – 21
Jesus said to Nicodemus, "Yes, God so loved the world that he gave his only Son that whoever believes in him may not be lost, but may have eternal life. God did not send the Son into the world to condemn the world; instead, through him the world is to be saved. Whoever believes in him will not be condemned. He who does not believe is already condemned, because he has not believed in the Name of the only Son of God.
"This is how the Judgment is made: Light has come into the world and people loved darkness rather than light because their deeds were evil. For whoever does wrong hates the light and doesn't come to the light for fear that his deeds will be shown as evil. But whoever lives according to the truth comes into the light so that it can be clearly seen that his works have been done in God."
Today's Gospel reading reminds us that because of God's infinite love for mankind, He offered His only son as the atoning sacrifice for our sins. The breadth of his redemptive love shines not only on individuals, but embraces the whole world. He sent his beloved Son, so that every man, woman and child may know Him, believe in Him and be saved. He is such a loving Father, that he desires each and everyone of us return home to him.
We cannot join the Father, if we choose the darkness of sin and unbelief. We can only be united with God if we follow the light of God's truth, beauty, and goodness. If our thoughts, words and actions are guided by what is true, and good and beautiful, then we are choosing God.
Do you love God above all else? What are your priorities in life? Does what is good and pleasing to the Lord take first place in your life, in your thoughts, and actions?
"In Him alone is our hope, in Him alone is our strength, in Him alone are we justified, in Him alone are we saved" ("In Him Alone," Manoling Francisco, S.J.)
WE PRAY FOR MTQ DAILY PRAYER DIARY INTENTIONS:
Ana Cecilia R. San Pascual
Gilbert & Donna Son
IN MEMORIAM (+)
Margarita See Giok Khim
Finally, we pray for one another, for those who have asked our prayers and for those who need our prayers the most.
Have a good day!
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