May 2, 2016

St. Athanasius

Jn 15: 26 – 16: 4a

Jesus said to his disciples: “When the Advocate comes whom I will send you from the Father,
the Spirit of truth who proceeds from the Father, he will testify to me.  And you also testify,
because you have been with me from the beginning.

“I have told you this so that you may not fall away. They will expel you from the synagogues;
in fact, the hour is coming when everyone who kills you will think he is offering worship to God.
They will do this because they have not known either the Father or me. I have told you this
so that when their hour comes you may remember that I told you.”

New Revised Standard Version, copyright 1989, by the National Council of the Churches of Christ in the United States of America. Used by permission. All rights reserved. USCCB approved.

Trusting God’s Ways

In today’s Gospel, Jesus is preparing  for his passion, death, and resurrection.  He wants to make sure he tells his disciples what they need to know so that they “may not fall away.” Most importantly, he tells of the Holy Spirit, the Advocate,whom he will send from the Father. The Holy Spirit who will continue the work of Jesus by bearing witness to the Truth, who will be a guide every step of the way and be our strength in Jesus’ absence. That message wasn’t only meant for the disciples, for it applies to us too. We are Jesus’ loved ones, and his final words weren’t only meant for those present at that moment. That message was said for everyone who trusts in his ways.

Today, let us pray to the Holy Spirit that we may be loving witnesses, especially to those who have “fallen away” from the faith.  

—Mary Lou Manion is an intern in the spiritual direction program at Bellarmine Jesuit Retreat House, Barrington, IL.

Prayer

Come, Holy Spirit! Stretch our hearts with new life, with new commitment, with unwavering  love!

—The Jesuit prayer team


Please share the Good Word with your friends!

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May 2, 2016

St. Athanasius

Jn 15: 26 – 16: 4a

Jesus said to his disciples: “When the Advocate comes whom I will send you from the Father,
the Spirit of truth who proceeds from the Father, he will testify to me.  And you also testify,
because you have been with me from the beginning.

“I have told you this so that you may not fall away. They will expel you from the synagogues;
in fact, the hour is coming when everyone who kills you will think he is offering worship to God.
They will do this because they have not known either the Father or me. I have told you this
so that when their hour comes you may remember that I told you.”

New Revised Standard Version, copyright 1989, by the National Council of the Churches of Christ in the United States of America. Used by permission. All rights reserved. USCCB approved.

Trusting God’s Ways

In today’s Gospel, Jesus is preparing  for his passion, death, and resurrection.  He wants to make sure he tells his disciples what they need to know so that they “may not fall away.” Most importantly, he tells of the Holy Spirit, the Advocate,whom he will send from the Father. The Holy Spirit who will continue the work of Jesus by bearing witness to the Truth, who will be a guide every step of the way and be our strength in Jesus’ absence. That message wasn’t only meant for the disciples, for it applies to us too. We are Jesus’ loved ones, and his final words weren’t only meant for those present at that moment. That message was said for everyone who trusts in his ways.

Today, let us pray to the Holy Spirit that we may be loving witnesses, especially to those who have “fallen away” from the faith.  

—Mary Lou Manion is an intern in the spiritual direction program at Bellarmine Jesuit Retreat House, Barrington, IL.

Prayer

Come, Holy Spirit! Stretch our hearts with new life, with new commitment, with unwavering  love!

—The Jesuit prayer team


Please share the Good Word with your friends!