Holy Gospel of Jesus Christ according to Saint John 15,26-27.16,1-4a
Jesus said to his disciples: “When the Advocate comes whom I will send you from the Father, the Spirit of truth that 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.”
1) The spirit: it is the strength that the Holy Spirit has that moves you and motivates you. What differentiates this from a psychological therapy it is that these words have the strength of the Holy Spirit. When you open your soul to God, it fills with the Holy Spirit that leads you to be a more creative, dynamic, and authentic person. Creative because it leads you to enjoy what you do, how to live happily and allows you to personalize your life, including your family and also the Church (like these messages we received through WhatsApp). Let the Holy Spirit invade your soul and through prayer ask to be more creative with life and not be bored by life. Dynamic means when a person enjoys his life and your life has meaning, no day is the same since your outlook is different every day. This is an important aspect to consider since you must think whether you find a meaning in life or you are asphyxiated by a daily routine with no purpose. Routine and structure end up killing your daily life because it is monotonous. Is your life only a routine? Authentic means when you lead a constant rhythm of prayer and talk to God in a simple year trying to be close to Him. This leads you to be free and provides a freshness to live in the presence of God and a fuller life daily. This authenticity makes you invincible since you will not care what others say or think. The presence of God is radical because it fills your soul thoroughly and make you lead a more plentiful life.
2) Do not trouble yourselves: a famous thinker said that Christianity in 21st century should be mystical. I think about it and I agree with him. How many things are present in our Church and how many miseries also appear. Today´s Christian is called upon to be a mystical being rather than a folkloric tradition or a family tradition. It must be an intimate encounter with God. This allows you to fight the greatest temptations. Like another great thinker said, “Maybe in the 21st century we might not have churches filled to capacity, but people full of spirit”.
3) To know: To get to know God is a personal and unique experience. It is not a massive experience. The personal experience gives you a style of living different from others where you must take responsibility for your actions. Today, let´s pray to God so He helps us to cultivate our inner self and how to discover it.
God bless you in the name of the Father, of the Son and of the Holy Spirit.
Remember – Heaven is our goal!