May 6, Saturday, 4th Week of Easter
Daily Readings: 1st Reading – ACTS 13:44-52; Gospel – John 14:7-14
In the first reading, the Lord's word continues to spread. Paul and Barnabas were instruments in bringing the good news to the Gentiles. Many Gentiles were converted. The Lord has commanded Paul and Barnabas, “I have made you a light to the Gentiles, that you may be an instrument of salvation to the ends of the earth.” God truly loved the world, including all people, including the Gentiles. In return, all the ends of the earth have seen the saving power of God.
The gospel speaks of encouraging the disciples to believe in Jesus, and to believe in Jesus is to believe in the Father who sent him.
There is a motto: to see is to believe. People appreciate something if there is evidence. The school has recently undergone ISO (International Organization for Standardization ) Accreditation. We represent the University Ministry, and the accreditor asks for our programs. Among all the programs conducted, she was interested in the interfaith program. This interfaith program is one of the programs of the university ministry where all religious denominations are invited to participate. At first, she looked at attendance and the total number of people who attended. But she wanted more than the listed attendance, she further looked for the proceedings of the program since it was done online. It is good that we kept the record on our University Ministry Facebook page and that it was shown to her as proof that we conducted the program.
We understand her meticulous way of finding evidence because it is part of her work as an accreditor. What about us? Do we need evidence to believe in our God?
Lord Jesus helps us to believe in you even though we cannot see you directly with our eyes and helps us to believe in God, the Father who sent you. Amen.
Radio Veritas Asia (RVA), a media platform of the Catholic Church, aims to share Christ. RVA started in 1969 as a continental Catholic radio station to serve Asian countries in their respective local language, thus earning the tag “the Voice of Asian Christianity.” Responding to the emerging context, RVA embraced media platforms to connect with the global Asian audience via its 21 language websites and various social media platforms.