Posted by: livingscripture | May 24, 2017

MARY HELP OF CHRISTIANS….PRAY FOR US~

FRIENDS and SERVANTS of the WORD

May 24, 2017

SIXTH WEDNESDAY OF EASTERTIDE

SOLEMNITY OF MARY HELP OF CHRISTIANS

WORD of the DAY 

I have much more to tell you, but you cannot bear it now.  But when he comes, the Spirit of truth, he will guide you to all truth.  He will not speak on his own, but he will speak what he hears, and will declare to you the things that are coming.

(John 16 : 12-13)

How shall I live this Word?

Jesus speaks no more.  The Spirit will continue to speak and will make His words present to us.  The Spirit does not say anything different than what the Son has said.  However, being Love, He will make our hearts resound with what we have heard from God.  Only love makes the beloved present and makes us understand His words.

Mary, our Powerful Help, take us by the hand and lead us along the road of docility!  Help us to empty ourselves to let the Spirit resound in us, to be His sign of the foreseeing Love of the Father!  O Mary Help of Christians, we entrust ourselves to you!

 The Voice of Pope Francis at the Angelus May 22, 2016

 Jesus knows that the time is close for the realization of the Father’s plan that He will accomplish with His death and resurrection.  Thus, He wants to assure us that He will not abandon us because His mission will be prolonged by the Holy Spirit.  The Spirit will carry on this mission of Jesus; He will guide the Church ahead.  Jesus reveals what this mission is.  Above all, the Spirit will guide us to understand many things that Jesus had yet to say (Cf. John 16:12).  These are not new or special doctrines, but the full understanding of all that the Son heard from the Father and has made known to His disciples.  The Spirit guides us in new life situations with a gaze turned to Jesus.  At the same time, they are open to future events.  He helps us to walk steadfastly in history, rooted in the Gospel and with dynamic fidelity to our traditions and customs.


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