Meditation for Wednesday of the 7th Week of Easter

What can we achieve with disunity? Even the little we might achieve cannot be enjoyed in disunity. Individuals, families, and society at large need peace and unity for them to develop and progress. Jesus prayed, “Holy Father, keep them in your name, which you have given me, that they may be one, even as we are one.” Jesus guarded his disciples against the evil one, who comes to scatter and destroy.

Peace and unity come as answered prayer; they are gifts from above. Enduring peace and unity come as our sharing in the Trinitarian life through Jesus Christ. This is such unity that the devil cannot penetrate. St Paul warned the Ephesians to be on the lookout for wolves that come to destroy and scatter the sheep. How can we dispose of ourselves to be shielded against such wolves and remain united?
Jesus prays, “Sanctify them in truth; your word is truth.” We cannot compromise truth to achieve peace and unity. Every genuine and lasting unity feeds on truth! It is our armor against the wolves of disunity. And the truth of God takes flesh in Jesus, who is the word of God among us. Therefore, the truth of every situation is that which can be a reference to Jesus Christ and can bring those who accept it to associate with Jesus. He says, “And for their sake, I consecrate myself, that they also may be consecrated in truth.” Amen.
Fr Jude Chinwenwa Nwachukwu, C.Ss.R
Corpus Christi Catholic Church,
Egbin, Ikorodu, Lagos.
Wednesday, May 19th, 2021.

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