Sunday, April 29, 2012

4th Week of Easter, Monday, 30-04-12

Acts 11:1-19 / John 10:1-10

One who "makes a mountain out of a molehill" is said to be greatly exaggerating the severity of the situation.

It is also a way in which one reinforces his stand that he is right and the other or others are wrong.

In the 1st reading the Christian Jews seemed to be making a mountain out of a molehill when they criticized Peter.

We can feel the acidity of those words directed at Peter - So you have been visiting the uncircumcised and eating with them, have you?

It can be rather awkward and embarrassing that such words and attitudes are recorded in our Holy Bible about how some members of the Church were behaving.

Yet the Church is human and she has never denied it. So there will be times when the slanted and crooked and ugly human behaviour surfaces.

They are like thieves and brigands who are out to steal and kill and destroy. Yes it is as serious as that when such behaviour are left unchecked.

Yet Peter did not become defensive or retaliated. Rather he recounted a spiritual experience and a divine revelation for him.

And in the end, that account satisfied them and they gave glory to God.

So the Church is not just human. It is human as well as divine, because Jesus who is the Head of the Church is human as well as divine.

May our humanity be always in union with the divinity, so that we won't make mountains out of molehills, but let us go up to the mountain of the Lord and give glory and thanks to Him.