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Easter Wk 5th,  Monday, 15th May,2017  (Jn 14:21,23-26)

Dear Friend in the Lord,

Holy Spirit: In today’s Gospel, Jesus proclaims, “The Paraclete, the Holy Spirit will teach you everything . . .”  Do we live a discerning life of trying to sense the way God wants us to make decisions that are according to God’s Will?  Open your hearts to the Holy Spirit who will enlighten you and strengthen you to love as God Wills of you.


Fr Philip Heng, S.J


Jesus said to his disciples: ‘Whoever holds to my commandments and keeps them is the one who loves me; and whoever loves me will be loved by my Father, and I shall love him and reveal myself to him.’ 

‘Anyone who loves me will keep my word, and my Father will love him, and we shall come to him and make a home in him. Anyone who does not love me does not keep my words. And the word that you hear is not my own: it is the word of the Father who sent me. I have said these things to you while still with you; but the Paraclete, the Holy Spirit, whom the Father will send in my name, will teach you everything and remind you of all I have said to you.’


TODAY'S POINTERS ON GOD'S WORD
As you read the passage what words, phases or meanings caught your attention?

  • In today’s Gospel, Jesus says, “Whoever holds to my commandments and keeps them is the one who loves me.”  Jesus is asserting that those who claim to love Him, but do not live out the love in their daily living is in effect not loving Him. 

  • The more we are able to live out our love for Jesus, the more effectively will the Holy Spirit be able to help us grow in our knowledge of God and deepen our relationship with Him. 

  • Do you listen attentively to God's word and live it daily or do you live your faith routinely and unreflectively?  How is the Spirit challenging you to live your faith more fully each day?