Posted by: livingscripture | May 23, 2015

Seventh Saturday of Easter

From the Word of the Day

 “There are many other things Jesus did, but if they were all written one by one, I think all the books in the world would not be able to contain them.”

 (John 21: 25)

How should we live this WordPENTECOST

 We are at the vigil of Pentecost!  Today’s Word is also the ending of John’s Gospel.  John tells us that Jesus did many more things that the world itself could not hold the books needed to write them down.  Even the things Jesus said and are recounted in the four Gospels have not yet been fully assimilated by us in all their depth.  This is why Jesus, knowing all this, promised to send us His Spirit to teach us.

Jesus prayed to the Father to send us another Paraclete to remain with us forever; the Spirit of truth that the world cannot receive because it does not see Him and does not know Him.  Jesus tells us that we know the Spirit because He is close to us and remains with us.  It is the Spirit who teaches us all things and reminds us of what Jesus said.  (Cf. John 14: 15-17/25-26)

The Spirit reminds not only our minds, but our hearts as well of all that Jesus said in the Gospels.  Let us be docile to the Holy Spirit so that He may truly speak to our minds and hearts on this solemn Feast of Pentecost.

In my pause for silent contemplation, I will ask Jesus to open me completely to His Holy Spirit each day of my life.

Lord, You have guided Your people from the old to the new covenant, grant that, freed from sin, we may be fully renewed in Your Spirit.  Amen.

The Voice of Fr. Raniero Cantalamessa, Preacher at the Vatican

We give thanks for the light of Christ that He has made shine in our minds through His love that He poured into our hearts, and the healing He brought to our sick bodies…Simply because You are, now and forever, may You be thanked Holy Spirit!

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