Acts 16:1-10 / John 15:18-21
In life, we are often confronted with the two ways of deciding and acting.
There is the way of the world, which is always more popular and also easier to follow.
But a deeper reflection would tell us that the way of the world is inevitably a selfish and self-centered approach which does not bring about much good.
The other way is the way of Jesus. It is obviously a more difficult way, but one that leads us to discover the meaning of life and wonders of love.
As it is, the world talks about retribution, revenge, to think about ourselves and to be No. 1 even at all costs.
The way of Jesus shows us sacrifice, humility, love and care for others.
To follow the way of Jesus can result in scorn and contempt. Others will see us as weak and soft and will even call us losers.
Yet, in the end, the way of Jesus has proven to be a more gentle and yet more powerful way that brings about the beauty and the meaning of love.
Let us remember that we serve only one Master. Hence, for us it is only His way.