Dear People of God,
May the Lord grant you grace and peace in the Risen Lord.
It is on 14th May 2023. 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 a 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 a reason to be part of every pattern 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, and the undeniable presence of the Holy Spirit is with us.
The presence of Christ and the Holy Spirit in Preaching coupled with reaching out to others empowers the Church.
The message of Christ has a far-reaching impact on 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 God’s Spirit in breaking 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 on why we believe in what we believe.
The educators are to be answerable and accountable for what they teach and train.
The quality of preaching does not rest in the quantity of the believers but rather in the quality of their actions with mature 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 shape and cleanse the consciences constantly.
“For Christ also suffered for sins once and for all, the righteous for the unrighteous, to bring you to God.” (1 Pet.3:17).
It is worth going through any suffering to bring someone closer to God.
Freedom freezes formalities while compassion correlates with courtesies.
Information increases the immunity of thoughts.
Competition constricts visions and constructs variations.
Reverence grows in the 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.
Christians who refuse to embrace suffering as a part and path of salvation struggle 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 the 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 is 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 the 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 lives to Him. Everything is in God’s hands. 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.