Sunday, Six Weeks of Easter
Daily Readings: Acts 15: 1-2. 22-29, Psalm 67: 2-3. 8, Revelation 21: 10-14. 22-23 John 14:23-29
If we consciously breathe in God's serenity amid the challenges of the time, we may begin to sense His presence with us. However, we must pause and spend a few minutes in the love, serenity, and presence of Jesus.
The readings for the Sixth Sunday of Easter tell us that we can rely on the Holy Spirit to help us in our faith journey.
The apostles let the Holy Spirit lead them regarding the Mosaic laws in the first reading. Psalm 67:2-3, 5, 6, 8) declares, "May God have pity on us and bless us; may he let his face shine upon us."
In the second reading (Revelation 21:10–14, 22–23), John gazes on the New Jerusalem. And in the gospel (John 14:23–29), Jesus promises to send the Holy Spirit to guide us.
In today’s Gospel, Jesus says to his disciple, Jude, "Whoever loves me will keep my word, and my Father will love him, and we will come and make our dwelling with him."
Then Jesus begins preparing his disciples for his departure. He tells them that his Father will send them the Advocate, the Holy Spirit. The Advocate will teach them everything.
Then we hear the familiar and loving words of Jesus: "My peace I leave with you; the peace I give to you." Let us spend some time absorbing these words in silence.
Did you sense or experience the peace and presence of Jesus in your life? When we are upset, troubled, or fearful, we may feel that Jesus may be far away. If we consciously breathe in his peace at these times, we may begin to experience his presence with us. However, we need to stop and live in the love, peace, and presence of Jesus.
Jesus is always with us. However, we are not always consciously in his presence. He will not fail us. We may need to place ourselves in Jesus’ presence once again deliberately.
In short, let us allow the Holy Spirit to experience the presence and love of Jesus in us and all that we do for ourselves and others in Jesus’ name.
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