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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Sunday, May 21, 2017

Reflection for Wednesday May 24, Sixth Week of Easter: John 16:12-15

Gospel: John 16:12-15
(Jesus said to his disciples) “I have much more to tell you, but you cannot bear it now. But when he comes, the Spirit of truth, he will guide you to all truth. He will not speak on his own, but he will speak what he hears, and will declare to you the things that are coming. He will glorify me, because he will take from what is mine and declare it to you. Everything that the Father has is mine; for this reason I told you that he will take from what is mine and declare it to you.”
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How can we feel the presence of the Triune God (God the Father, Son and Holy Spirit) in our lives? We need to live our lives according to how Jesus wants us to live it based on the commandments of love (Luke 10:27). Everything starts with following these commandments and once we follow and live it, we would have an awareness of the presence of the Holy Trinity.  

Therefore we must learn to live Jesus’ commandments of love. But do we live these love commandments of Jesus? Are we not being selective when we give our love to our fellowmen? For example, the command of Jesus pertaining to love of our neighbor, it’s so easy to follow this when the person is loving us in return. But when the person is hurting us it’s now very difficult for us to give our love. The challenge for us is to love even more those who are not loving us in return.

The situation is basically the same on how we express our love for God. For many of us God is easier to love when HE answers all our prayers. But when HE doesn’t answer our prayers it’s sometimes difficult for us to express our love for God.  The challenge therefore for all of us is to  love God and neighbor in good times and in bad.

Do we have an awareness of the presence of the Holy Trinity in our life? If our answer is no, then, we must start to follow Jesus’ commandments of love. Not according to how we want to follow it but according to how Jesus wants us to follow and live it. – Marino J. Dasmarinas 

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