Friday of the Fourth Week of Easter
Malvern Minute

 

Friday of the Fourth Week of Easter
April 30, 2021
Deacon Anthony J. Cincotta
Saint Mary Magdalen Parish, Media, PA
Memorial Feast: Pope Pius, Pope (1504-+1572) Patron Saint of Malta
Acts of the Apostles 13:26-33
Psalm 2:6-7, 8-9, 10-11
John 14:1-6
The theme in today’s readings seem to be, our belief and trust in God. The
first reading from Acts makes us stop and ask ourselves, “When in my life have I
failed to recognize God or failed to see that an event was a blessing from God.”
The reading reminds us of our need to truly find God in all thing and to stay
prayerful in our journey, living life according to the example of Jesus and to follow
God’s hopes and desires for all of us.
“Serve the Lord with fear, and rejoice before him; with trembling rejoice.”
In reading the last line of Psalm 2 we get a feeling of overwhelming thankfulness
for all that God has blessed us with, including a strong belief in the power of God.
Finally, the Gospel narrative of Saint John sums up Jesus’ promise to His
disciples and to us as He proclaims, “I am the way and the truth and the life. No
one comes to the Father except through me.” These two sentences brings
comfort to all who have lost their belief and trust in God. They are simple to
understand and designed for all ears to hear. These two sentences should be
memorized by all who believe in Jesus’ promise to lead us to the Father.
Reflecting on today’s Gospel would not be complete without commenting
on the relationship between Thomas and Jesus. Early in my life I remember
thinking why Thomas had difficulty believing when he actually walked alongside
Jesus for three years. Thomas asks, “Master, we do not know where you are going; how can we know the way?” In many cases we must remind ourselves
about the power of quiet prayer. We want to trust and go in a “way” that, if it is
God’s will for me, regardless of what it might be, will be unfolded according to God’s plan.
Friends the answer to our unyielding trust in God is a simple one as Jesus
reminds us, “Do not let your hearts be troubled. You have faith in God; have
faith also in me.” Two additional sentences to commit to memory. Don’t you
agree?
Question of the Day: Will you trust in God regardless of the trials of life you
may now face or face in the future?
Prayer: “Jesus I Trust in You!” Amen.
Prosit!
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