May the Risen Lord grant you grace and peace in the Holy Spirit.
It is on 18th May 2023. We reflect on Acts 18:1-8 and John 16:16-20.
Are obstacles opportunities or obstructions?
We still believe that the pandemic will come to an end in a little while.
When we part, we console telling each other that we would meet in a little while somewhere someday.
Parting and departing is the most painful.
The readings of the day offer the courage and consolation we all await in patience.
We need to move on like Paul. The failed mission in Athens did not shrink the vision of Paul and his companions.
We need to be ready to embrace the changes ahead of us with openness and faith.
“The world as we know it is passing away” (1 Cor 7:31).
Adaptability and adjustments are the appropriate responses when human security is at stake.
There are many Priscilla and Aquila out there to offer the support we need to spread hope, healing and happiness.
The responsorial Psalm praises, “The Lord has revealed to the nations his saving power.” (Ps.98:20)
The Gospel consoles us, “Very truly, I tell you, you will weep and mourn, but the world will rejoice; you will have pain, but your pain will turn into joy.” (Jn. 16:20).
In a little while, we experience the joy of the Holy Spirit. The pain of sin cannot suffocate us as the unstoppable breeze of joy dabs the layers of pain lining.
Pain is a privilege and an opportunity to experience the joy of the Holy Spirit.
Pain is not permanent but joy is lasting.
“See, I am making all things new” (Revelation 21:5).
Only the Lord can turn the water into wine, the storm into a calm, pain to gain, and suffering into salvation.
We see Him in a little while when this little while passes by. May you have a good day. God bless you.