Tuesday, April 10, 2018

2nd Week of Easter, Wednesday, 11-04-18

Acts 5:17-26 / John 3:16-21

To wonder about things can have many shades of meaning.

We may be caught in wonder with something magnificent like a awesome performance of an acrobatic act or musical performance.

Or when we don't understand what a person said and we wonder what is the real meaning of the words.

Or we may wonder about an occurrence that cannot be explained. Such was the case in the 1st reading.

The apostles were arrested and thrown into jail. But at night the angel of the Lord opened the prison gates and told them to go and tell the people about the Good News.

So when the chief priests and the captain of the Temple were told by the officials that the jail was securely locked and the wardens on duty at the gates but the apostles were not in the jail, they wondered what this could mean.

If only they would have wondered more and thought deeper about it, they would have understood that God was showing them something and telling them something.

But human motives and human reasoning often overrides the opportunity to wonder about things and to see God's design and His plan in the things happening around us.

And we need to wonder at today's gospel passage that tells us that God loved the world so much that He gave His only Son so that everyone who believes in Him may not be lost but may have eternal life.

Just wondering and pondering on that would help us realize that God is speaking to us and He is telling us the Good News of salvation.