MY daily reflection and prayer:
Thursday, April 16, 2015
The Second Week of Easter
Dear my friends,
Here is the Gospel for us today according to John 3:31-36
He who comes from above is above all; he who is of the earth belongs to the earth, and of the earth he speaks; he who comes from heaven is above all. He bears witness to what he has seen and heard, yet no one receives his testimony; he who receives his testimony sets his seal to this, that God is true. For he whom God has sent utters the words of God, for it is not by measure that he gives the Spirit; the Father loves the Son, and has given all things into his hand. He who believes in the Son has eternal life; he who does not obey the Son shall not see life, but the wrath of God rests upon him.
This is the Gospel of the Lord. Praise to you Lord Jesus Christ.
The last verses of this Gospel is very interesting to me. “He who believes in the Son has eternal life; he who does not obey the Son shall not see life, but the wrath of God rests upon him.”
St. John proclaims that as his disciples we must believe the words Jesus speaks because God the Father has anointed him by pouring out his Spirit on him in full measure. The Holy Spirit reveals God’s truth to us.
Jesus Christ himself has declared that “when the Spirit of truth comes, he will guide you into all the truth” (John 16:13). In fact, when we receive the Holy Spirit he will open our hearts and minds to recognize and understand God’s word of truth
Let’s hunger for the true and abundant life which God offers through the gift of his Holy Spirit. The Holy Spirit will open our minds and hearts to receive God’s word of truth and to obey it willingly. By choosing to obey the Holy Spirit’s voice and doing his will, then we will know and experience the abundant life which comes from God himself.
In Perpetual Adoration of the Eucharist, while worshipping Jesus Christ, we choose to follow the Holy Spirit’s way that we will not apart from God and his will. We then choose for spiritual life. Let our choices lead us towards God that we will live in truth, love, goodness, purity, peace, and joy.
Let’s pray: Lord Jesus Christ, may your Holy Spirit fill and transform our hearts and minds that we may choose the abundant life you offer to each of us. Give us courage to always choose what is good, true, and just now and forever. Amen.