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

Sunday, May 25, 2014

My Reflection for Monday May 26, Saint Philip Neri, Priest John 15:26-16:4a

Gospel: John 15:26-16:4a
(Jesus said to his disciples) “When the Advocate comes whom I will send you from the Father, the Spirit of truth who proceeds from the Father, he will testify to me. And you also testify, because you have been with me from the beginning.

“I have told you this so that you may not fall away. They will expel you from the synagogues; in fact, the hour is coming when everyone who kills you will think he is offering worship to God. They will do this because they have not known either the Father or me. I have told you this so that when their hour comes you may remember that I told you.”
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We know that the Advocate is the Holy Spirit, It moves our lives; it whispers to us. And we listen to what it tells us for what it tells us is for our own good. However, not everyone knows the Holy Spirit and not everyone feels its presence in their lives.

We have a role to accomplish to those who don’t know yet the presence and role of the Holy Spirit/Advocate. And what is our role? Our role is to give to them the gentleness of Jesus. We gently guide them we gently advice them we give them something that they could hold on forever no other than Jesus. And when they already have Jesus we take a backseat and let Jesus move in their lives through the same Holy Spirit which HE richly gave the disciples.

We are the visible representation of Jesus in this world. Others will know Jesus through our gentleness and humility. Let us therefore refrain from being judgmental for how could others know Jesus through us if we become judgmental?

Let us always aspire to open the hearts of our fellowmen so that Jesus could come into their lives. So that Jesus could bring to them the ever present help of the Holy Spirit. This we could do best through our gentleness and humility. 


Anonymous said...

At the beginning of reflection, your wrote "... it moves our lives, it whispers to us." "Was the "it" for the Holy Spirit?

Beautiful reflection anyway. Remain blessed

Marino J. Dasmarinas said...

Yes, for the Holy Spirit, thanks for the compliment and be blessed too.