All Saints Messenger May 17, 2018

posted May 21, 2018, 6:33 AM by Church Secretary
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Greetings in the name of Our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ,

This Sunday is Pentecost, that great festival of the Church when we welcome again, the Holy Spirit, into our lives. The reading from John this Sunday is about love that helps us remember and hope. The love of Jesus that is always with us, most often through the Holy Spirit!

Jesus gave important last words before going back to the Father. These were abiding words that would help them "remember." This remembering is not merely a, keeping some thought in mind, it is action.  It is action that takes hold of Jesus' promise. It is action that moves one to walk with confidence into the future God has planned for you. 

Knowing Jesus was going back to the Father, the disciples were afraid of their future. But love was not about to leave them orphaned. Jesus promised to be present with them in the person of the Holy Spirit, to be their guide and to help them remember. Jesus makes that promise not only to the disciples of old, but also to us: "The Advocate, the Holy Spirit, whom the Father will send in my name, will teach you everything, and remind you of (make you remember) all that I have said to you. ...My peace I give to you...Do not let your hearts be troubled, and do not let them be afraid." (John 14:26-27)

Thank you, Jesus, for your presence with us in the person of the Holy Spirit who even now is transforming our fears into a living hope. Amen.

See ya Sunday!

Peace,
Fr. Gary+

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