10th of May

Publié le 9 Mai 2021

Gospel text

(Jn 15,26—16,4): 

 

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."

 

The Application

 

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, 430-543 A.D.

 

"He is called the Comforter because he comforts and encourages us and helps our infirmities. We do not know what we should pray for as we should, but the Spirit himself makes intercession for us, with groanings that cannot be uttered (Romans 8:26), that is, he makes intercession to God. Very often, someone has been outraged and dishonored unjustly for the sake of Christ. Martyrdom is at hand; tortures on every side, and fire, and sword, and savage beasts and the pit. But the Holy Spirit softly whispers to him, 'Wait on the Lord' (Psalm 27:14). What is now happening to you is a small matter; the reward will be great. Suffer a little while, and you will be with angels forever. 'The sufferings of this present time are not worth comparing to the glory that shall be revealed in us' (Romans 8:18). He portrays to the person the kingdom of heaven. He gives him a glimpse of the paradise of delight." (excerpt from CATECHETICAL LECTURES 16.20)

 

 

 

Rédigé par JOHNBOSCO

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