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Light and Salvation

Background Music: Panalangin by Mark Anthony Cuevas
    Voiced by: Jona Valdez

April 24, Wednesday of the Fourth Week of Easter
Memorial of Saint Fidelis of Sigmaringen, priest and martyr
Daily Readings: Acts 12:24 - 13:5a; John 12:44-50

The word of God continued to spread. After completing their mission in Antioch, Barnabas and Saul returned to Jerusalem to resume their preaching, accompanied by John, also known as Mark. Then the  Holy Spirit once again sent Barnabas and Saul on another mission. When they arrived in Salamis, they proclaimed the word of God in the Jewish synagogues.
In the Gospel today, Jesus cried out and said, “Whoever believes in me believes not only in me but also in the one who sent me,  and whoever sees me sees the one who sent me. I came into the world as light, so anyone who believes in me will not remain in darkness. The Lord is our light and our salvation. People who believe in Jesus have eternal life.
We rely on his fatherly goodness during critical moments, such as pandemics.  Those years of darkness were so terrible and it seemed hopeless at all. Every day, the number of cases and deaths increases. This has led to a significant increase in fear among the populace.
But it was also when people resorted and clung to God's mercy.  We are the living witnesses to how much God loves his people. He never abandoned his people during these critical moments. He brought out the light to overshadow the darkness. The light that brought us to become free once again and enjoy this life.
Call to Action for Catholic Living: How can you shine as a guiding light for others? Lord, help us always to remember that you are our light and our salvation. Amen.


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