Sixth Sunday of Easter


Happy Mother’s Day!

Though Jesus taught His followers many things throughout His public ministry, they were unable to understand much of what He said because the heart of His truth was revealed in His death and resurrection.  Jesus told His disciples that the role of the Holy Spirit is to “teach you everything and remind you of all that I have said to you”.  The Spirit of truth will continue the teachings of Jesus in light of the transforming reality of Jesus dying and rising.  The Spirit will enable believers to experience Jesus days, years or centuries after His earthly life.  The effect of the Spirit’s work within the believer is a profound sense of peace, well-being, and confidence, the kind of peace that the world cannot give and that does not go away in the midst of life’s most difficult struggles.  It is the greatest gift imaginable.

Just as Jesus promises to send His Holy Spirit, so He promises to send us His peace.  These two gifts are really one.  The Hebrew idea of peace was not merely lack of strife but completeness, wholeness.  Through the Holy Spirit, we are being make whole in the image of Christ.

God Bless!

-Msgr. Powell