Jesus said to his disciples, “When the Advocate comes whom I will send you from the Father, the Spirit of truth that 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."
We are called to be witnesses of God's love and through our joy in the gospel to let others discover in us the workings of the Holy Spirit. The Spirit we received at our baptism inspires us and accompanies us, without revealing his work to us. If we allow this Spirit to act freely in us, in this freedom, He will lead us to the truth and this truth, even if we are persecuted, will make us happy. There we will discover that suffering for the faith is not real suffering, but a great joy that God offers us.
Action of the day: Be aware that the Spirit is working in you.
Daily Quote from the Early Church Fathers:
The Comforter is with us in our troubles,
by Cyril of Jerusalem,