Tuesday 5th May 2020
4th week of Easter
Acts 11:19-26, John 10:22-30
Today a great number of people are referred to as Christians because they profess their faith in, and follow the life of Christ. In the first reading of today, we see that the name Christians was used by pagans who have been converted, to refer to the group of people in the early church who were living like Jesus Christ. The name Christians therefore means, 'Christlike'. It means, people who are like Christ or who follow the way of Christ.
It is true that many people who call themselves Christians have brought a lot of disgrace to christianity. They commit all sorts of evil and say they are Christians. Many people were converted to christianity in the early Church because of the life the early Christians and Apostles lived. Are you a Christian today? If your answer is yes, the next questions are, am I living like a Christian? Am I like Christ? Will people see me today and say I'm like Jesus? We should never forget that we are created in the image and likeness of God, we can therefore be like Christ in all that we do. God help us. Amen.
Fr Michael Osatofoh Eninlejie MSP.