15 May Mon - 5th Week of Easter

5/15/2017 7:30:57 AM
Acts 14:5-18 /Ps. 114(113B):1-2,3-4,15-16 / Jn. 14:21-26 (Ps Wk I)

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People are often dazzled by miracles but fail to understand their meaning. When Paul and Barnabas performed a miracle, the inhabitants of Lystra wanted to worship them as gods. Sometimes people today even 'worship' exceptional or charismatic individuals by putting them on a pedestal. Paul and Barnabas refused, of course, insisting that this miracle had nothing to do with them but everything to do with the God of Israel. God was calling them to a higher form of faith. When we encounter evidence of God's work in the world or in our lives, we should naturally be grateful, but we should praise God and ask what God is trying to teach us.

We should not be surprised to see signs and wonders worked through ordinary individuals. Jesus assured us that if we obey his commandments and abide in his love, he and the Father will come and make their home within us. The love of God will fill us. Spiritual power comes from being in harmony with Jesus and the Father, and we can only do that when we love. He also promised that the Holy Spirit will remain with us and teach us everything. We always have a teacher and guide - no need to look elsewhere or feel alone. Let us strive to be in harmony with God each day.

Lord, may the Holy Spirit dwell in my heart. 
   


DAILY READINGS

The Road to Daybreak - A Spiritual Journey
PRAYING WITH THE CHURCH

MESSAGE OF HIS HOLINESS POPE FRANCIS FOR THE 25th WORLD DAY OF THE SICK 2017
HOW TO PRAY WITH SHALOM
(theology.org.hk)

  

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