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

Tuesday, May 7, 2013

My Reflection for May 7, Tuesday of the Sixth Week of Easter: John 16:5-11

My Reflection:
There’s a sense of melancholy in the words of Jesus in our gospel for today. He tells the disciples: “Now I am going to the one who sent me.” Just imagine the effect of these words to the disciples. Their teacher, leader, healer, father figure and close confidant will suddenly be leaving their presence.

But Jesus will not be leaving them empty handed because He is promising them the abiding presence of the Advocate or the Holy Spirit. Who will always be there to guide them in every step of the way as they do their mission of propagating the gospel of Jesus.

Someday we will also be leaving this world. Through death our mortal being will vanish from the sight of our loved ones and friends. And surely there will be grief and loneliness also. But our legacy will hopefully remain enduring and we hope that we will leave a lasting imprint in the hearts of the people whom we have touched base.

This would only happen if we would become true followers of Jesus in our words and deeds. Are we slowly transforming our lives to become true followers of Jesus? 

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