Third Thursday of Easter – Acts 8:26-40; Ps 65:8-9,16-17,20; John 6:44-51

No one can come to me unless he is drawn by the Father who sent me.
The other person is given to us by God as a gift, to support us and to help, but also so that we can serve them and give to them. Unfortunately, we often look at others according to our own image, we settle for a negative view, judge hastily. We don’t take into account that they are shaped by their experiences, of which we are totally unaware. We don’t know how they were raised, the people they lived among, what character traits they have, and how they struggle with their weaknesses. We judge according to our own criteria, often wounding and hurting. We usually concentrate on the weaknesses of people and don’t notice that through other people God also speaks to us. So blinded, we don’t read His message.
Philip, obedient to the inspiration of God runs to the Gentile without prejudice, so as to help him understand the word of God. They were both necessary for each other and used their time well together. Similarly, God sets before me people to support me to on the road to Him. We all have the opportunity to help and to acknowledge the support we are given, and to make use of the time we have together. All we have to do is to approach the other with the greatest trust and openness, and in this way allow God to act.
Lord, I believe Your words about the food for eternal life becoming a reality in every Eucharist. May my motive to participate be obedient faith in Your word.

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