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On Today’s Gospel 

Posted: May 22, 2017 by CatholicJules in Personal Thoughts & Reflections

A sign of a true believer of our Lord Jesus Christ is the respond to the call to communion by the Holy Spirit. Such are the Charisms displayed in the actions of the believer for His flock.

So too are we called to be witnesses to the power and glory of our resurrected Lord. To share in the good news of the Gospel. In doing so we must be prepared that it will not always be smooth sailing. We are likely to face rejection.

However we can rest assured that Jesus will be with us always. Amen

First reading
Acts 16:11-15

Sailing from Troas we made a straight run for Samothrace; the next day for Neapolis, and from there for Philippi, a Roman colony and the principal city of that particular district of Macedonia. After a few days in this city we went along the river outside the gates as it was the sabbath and this was a customary place for prayer. We sat down and preached to the women who had come to the meeting. One of these women was called Lydia, a devout woman from the town of Thyatira who was in the purple-dye trade. She listened to us, and the Lord opened her heart to accept what Paul was saying. After she and her household had been baptised she sent us an invitation: ‘If you really think me a true believer in the Lord,’ she said ‘come and stay with us’; and she would take no refusal.

John 15:26-16:4

Jesus said to his disciples:

‘When the Advocate comes,
whom I shall send to you from the Father, the Spirit of truth who issues from the Father,
he will be my witness. And you too will be witnesses, because you have been with me from the outset.

‘I have told you all this that your faith may not be shaken.
They will expel you from the synagogues, and indeed the hour is coming when anyone who kills you will think he is doing a holy duty for God.
They will do these things
because they have never known
either the Father or myself.
But I have told you all this, so that when the time for it comes
you may remember that I told you.’