Sixth Sunday of Easter
Reflection 8 for May 25, 2014

Text (Gospel Story) John 14:15-21

Jesus said to his disciples: “If you love me, you will keep my commandments. And

I will ask the Father, and he will give you another Advocate to be with you always, the Spirit of truth, whom the world cannot accept, because it neither sees nor knows him. But you know him, because he remains with you, and will be in you.

I will not leave you orphans; I will come to you. In a little while the world will no longer see me, but you will see me, because I live and you will live. On that day you will realise that I am in my Father and you are in me and I in you. Whoever has my commandments and observes them is the one who loves me. And whoever loves me will be loved by my Father and I will love him and reveal myself to him.”

Prayer

(Together) Come, Holy Spirit, fill the hearts of Your faithful and enkindle in them the fire of Your love. Send forth Your Spirit and they shall be created. And You shall renew the face of the earth. O God, by the light of the Holy

Spirit, teach the hearts of the faithful and grant that by the same Spirit we may be truly wise and ever enjoy His consolation.

(Together) Through Christ Our Lord.

Sharing the Mission

St Louise de Marillac said “Upon awakening, may my first thoughts be of God. May I make acts of adoration, thanksgiving and abandonment of my will to His most holy will. Reflecting on my lowliness and powerlessness, I shall invoke the grace of the Holy Spirit in which I shall have great confidence for the accomplishment of His will in me, which shall be the sole desire of my heart.

Discussion

Consider updating the conference’s list of local services and agencies.

Action

In what ways have you seen the Holy Spirit leading and guiding your service and good works?