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 27, 2014

My Reflection for Tuesday May 27, Sixth Week of Easter John 16:5-11

Gospel: John 16:5-11
(Jesus said to his disciples) “Now I am going to the one who sent me, and not one of you asks me, ‘Where are you going?’ But because I told you this, grief has filled your hearts. But I tell you the truth, it is better for you that I go. For if I do not go, the Advocate will not come to you. But if I go, I will send him to you. And when he comes he will convict the world in regard to sin and righteousness and condemnation: sin, because they do not believe in me; righteousness, because I am going to the Father and you will no longer see me; condemnation, because the ruler of this world has been condemned.”
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Reflection:
Departures are always filled with sorrow, for example a loved one or a dear friend who dies. Or somebody close to our heart that we would not be seeing for so many years. These kinds of scenarios are heart wrenching and always filled with tears and grief. However this is only physical disconnection the memories and the good things will always remain.  

In our gospel for today Jesus is slowly disconnecting Himself from HIS disciples (Now I am going to the one who sent me, John 16:5). This disconnection was only physical in nature, through the Holy Spirit who was now their helper/advocate Jesus was actually with them until forever.  

It’s a fact of life that we will be leaving this world permanently we don’t know when will it be but we will be leaving this world for sure. Do you want to permanently carve a permanent dwelling in the hearts of those who know and love you? Then, always do good and be like Jesus.

More than two thousand years had passed since Jesus walked on this world yet Jesus is still in our hearts. Why? For the reason that HE did good all the time, HE helped the poor, HE was the personification of simplicity, humility and kindness.

We only exist once in this world, let us live it like Jesus lived it.

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