Wednesday, April 18, 2018

3rd Week of Easter, Thursday, 19-04-18

Acts 8:26-48 / John 6:44-51

The power of attraction is an amazing thing. It goes beyond logic and reason.

From simple attractions like sales and bargains to the infatuation and attraction between opposite sexes, the whys and the hows are difficult to explain.

Yet the power of attraction is there and it cannot be denied and in a certain sense it cannot be easily understood.

In the gospel, Jesus speaks of an awesome and mysterious power of attraction.

If we believe in Jesus, it is because the power of God has drawn us to Him.

Indeed, it was the power of God's love that has drawn our hearts to Jesus and to come to this Mass to receive Him in Holy Communion.

As we heard in the 1st reading, it was also the power of God's love that drew the eunuch to request for baptism.

Jesus said: No one can come to me unless he is drawn by the Father who sent me.

By the power of God's love we are drawn into the heart of Jesus.

We are now sent to draw others into the heart of Jesus.

We need not explain why we believe in Jesus, or preach to others about Jesus.

By our hearts of love, God will draw them to Jesus.

May our hearts remain always in the love of God.