Jesus tells his disciples that he is sending an Advocate to be with us always. Jeff Ryan Miraflor, SJ, reflects on this message of hope in this week’s One-Minute Homily. Based on the readings for Sunday, May 17.
Christ is Risen! It’s still Easter!
Hi, I’m Jeff Ryan Miraflor and this is my One Minute reflection.
Even though it’s been Easter for over a month now, we should still be filled with that same joy that we had on Easter. And why? Because today Christ tells us that things are going to get even better. He’s promising to be even more present to us through the Holy Spirit. He says he will not leave us orphans! What a consolation, especially for us who didn’t live during Jesus’ time here on earth. He’s already getting us ready for the feast of Pentecost.
But that’s not all of it… He’s giving us a heads up that it’s gonna require some things on our part. We have to love him, and if we love him, we have to follow his commandments. Why? Because it’s not enough to just know Jesus and know his commandments. We have to let Jesus and his commandments really sink into our hearts. And only then are we ready to go out and bring others to Christ.