Tuesday of the Third Week of Easter. Reflection by Rev Fr Oselumhense Anetor (Uromi Diocese).

Acts 7:51-8:1; John 6:30-35

Perhaps one of the most interesting moments I had in the seminary was when we had an ecumenical service, comprising many Christian denominations, and the preacher (a Protestant) demanded that we allow them receive ‘our communion’. He said the Catholic Church is too selfish. But he was the selfish one, he wanted to eat his cake and have it. He wanted to partake of something he had previously protested against.

Friends, while those who do not belong to our fold do not fail to see the real presence of Jesus in the Holy Eucharist, many of us have forgotten what REAL PRESENCE means. Communion has almost become routine. Why? Jesus is the bread of life, he who comes to him will never be hungry, and he who believes in him will never thirst. Stephen, filled with the Holy Spirit, encouraged his people to stop resisting the Holy Spirit. He told them to desist from protesting against the Holy Spirit, and refrain from persecuting the prophets. Can we do the same?

Good morning dear, God bless your day ahead.