It is 07th May 2016. The readings are from Acts 18:23-28; and the Gospel from John 16:23-28. The first reading shares the third missionary journey of St. Paul from Antioch and journeying through Galatia, the modern Turkey. St. Luke paints Apollos as a humble learner and an orator well-versed in Scripture and philosophy. We can always share the Way of the Lord as long as we have faith in Him and the faithfulness to His Gospels. The contribution of Apollos to sharpen the flames of faith is incredible. The responsorial Psalm acclaims, “God is king of all the earth.” (Ps.46:8). In the Gospel, we listen to Jesus before leaving the world telling that we must always ask God in Jesus’ Name. Whenever we ask in the name of Jesus, we honour Him and prepare our minds to do His will in our lives. The will of God and lasting joy comes through the usage of the name of Jesus in all our supplications, intercession, petitions and prayers. “Until now you have not asked for anything in my name. Ask and you will receive, and so your joy will be complete.” (Jn.16:24). As a Catholic, we need to be conscious of the indwelling presence of the Holy Spirit to meet the person of Jesus. Whenever we find ourselves not working for the welfare of the Church and spreading of the Good News, we truly lack the listening to the Holy Spirit. Let us glorify the presence of Jesus in all we lift in prayers through the guidance of the Holy Spirit. May God bless you to be a humble witness wherever you may be. Have a good day.

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