It is 17th May 2020. We celebrate the Sixth Sunday of Easter
The readings are from Acts 8:5-8, 14-17; the second reading is from 1 Peter 3:15-18; and the Gospel from John 14:15-21.
Life in love, light in flames, compassion in kindness, trust in truth, patience in peace, laughter in languish, healing in presence, mobility in memories, motion in action, more in motivation, rest in relationship, hope in Heaven, and dying in peace are the proofs of life in the Spirit.
The Holy Spirit is our invisible companion and comrade of our souls and society.
Preaching with the presence of the Holy Spirit and charity with personal sacrifices assures God’s loving protection to all.
No matter what is going on in and out of a person, God has the reason to be part of every patterns of life.
God cares for us by the presence of the Holy Spirit.
Wherever love is shared, hearts are forgiven, life is celebrated, light is glowing in, messed relationships are mended, fragmented pieces are glued by peace, wounds are healed, the undeniable presence of the Holy Spirit is with us.
Presence of Christ and the Holy Spirit in Preaching coupled with reaching out to others empowers the Church.
The message of Christ has far reaching impact with the messengers like Philip.
The experience of the Holy Spirit comes through profound evangelization.
The Word of God is the abode of the Holy Spirit.
The Church leaders like Sts. Peter, John and Paul invoked the Holy spirit and experienced the Spirit of God in breaking of the Word of God to God’s people.
The Sacrament of Baptism is required to experience the Holy Spirit. (Acts 1:5; 11:16).
The second reading invites us to expound why we believe in what we believe.
The educators are to be answerable and accountable to what they teach and train.
The quality of preaching does not rest in the quantity of the believers rather in quality of their actions with matured responses.
New life in the Spirit is possible for all those who are washed in the waters of Baptism. (1 Pt 3:19–22).
Those who believe in the suffering of Christ are the ones able to experience hope amidst suffering and pain.
Suffering and sacrifices shapes and cleanses the consciences constantly.
“For Christ also suffered for sins once for all, the righteous for the unrighteous, in order to bring you to God.” (1 Pet.3:17).
To bring someone closer to God, it is worth going through any amount of suffering.
Freedom freezes formalities while compassion correlates courtesies.
Information increases immunity of thoughts.
Competition constricts visions and constructs variations.
Reverence grows in right relationships.
No soul is lost in the wings of love, respect and reverence.
Let us begin bringing ourselves closer to God as a sample before bringing the others.
Christian who refuses to embrace suffering as a part and path of salvation, struggles to comprehend the meaning of the Cross of our Lord.
In the absence of love, there is no presence of the Holy Spirit.
The responsorial Psalm acclaims, “Let all the earth cry out to God with joy.” (Ps.65:1).
Jesus assures the Holy Spirit to be the reward for those who believed in Him and behaved accordingly to demands of the Word of God.
“I will not leave you orphans; I am coming to you.” (Jn. 14:18).
Jesus is the first advocate.
The Holy Spirit is a Teacher, a Witness to Jesus, and a Prosecutor of the world.
The indwelling of the Holy Spirit in us irrefutable.
“Do you not know that your body is a temple of the Holy Spirit within you, which you have from God, and that you are not your own?” (1 Cor.6:19).
The Spirit of truth teaches us the realities of new order (Jn.14:26) and testify to the truth (Jn.14:6).
We are not alone no matter what we are and whatever we go through. Jesus is with us through the Holy Spirit. Let us trust Him and entrust our life to Him. Everything is in God’s hand. All will be well again when God is near us through the powerful presence of the Holy Spirit. May you have a good day. God bless you.

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