11 May 2007: Friday of the 5th Week of Easter
Acts 15, 22-31 and John 15, 12-17 Love One Another
The background of the first reading is the tension that arose between the churches of
Paul believed that it is then possible for a non-Jew to enter Christianity without having to pass the Jewish rites. So Paul went to the
The major shift from a Jewish sect to a universal Church requires a refocusing of one’s commitment. The
We Filipinos have kept the faith. But our faith, though simple and sincere, possess deficiencies. Many are ignorant of the doctrines of the faith. We have kept our faith by popular religious practices like the rosary, fiestas, processions, but we are not completely adept at our faith that many Catholics become vulnerable to the teachings of aggressive and evangelical groups. We forget that to be Christian is to have an informed faith that recognizes the presence of Christ in others.