Quotations:

I am with you always until the end of this world - Jesus (Matthew 28:20).

Preach the Word in season and out of season reproving, rebuking or advising always with patience and providing instructions (2 Timothy 4:2).

Do not fear, Mary, for God has looked kindly on you (Luke 1:30).

Anything worth doing is worth doing poorly. - G. K. Chesterton

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Saturday, May 26, 2012

My Gospel Reflections for May 27, Sunday of Pentecost John 20:19-23


My Reflections:
There were two wives who had the same misfortune in their married lives: they discovered that both their husbands had their own illicit affairs. Upon discovery wife A confronted her husband,   on the other hand wife B kept her silence and she silently prayed for enlightenment for her husband. Months had past wife A exacerbated their union by having her own immoral affair. Wife B continued to pray, never did she confronted her husband she just earnestly prayed for his enlightenment.

After two years wife A’s family was in total disarray and wife B’s family was totally peaceful and serene. Her husband changed his ways he left behind his sinful life and wife B’s family lived happily ever after.

Today we celebrate Pentecost Sunday, the descent of the Holy Spirit to the eleven remaining apostles and to the Blessed Mother (Acts 2:1-4). What were they doing before the Holy Spirit descended upon them? They were all constantly praying (Acts 1:14).

It is only through our being prayerful that we can activate the presence of the Holy Spirit in our life. There would be no awareness of it’s presence without us being prayerful. So our awareness of the presence of the Holy Spirit in our life hinges on us becoming more prayerful, without a prayerful life we will not have an awareness of the presence of the Holy Spirit within us.

Let us therefore have a life of prayer by way of our constant presence in the Holy Mass. Let us therefore have a prayerful life through our daily reading of the bible. And let us be prayerful by means of having that constant encounter with Jesus  though our unstructured and personal prayers.

Thereafter we will feel the presence of the Holy Spirit actively moving in our life.   

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