Sixth Sunday of Easter ‘c’
Each day, I write my short and simple reflection here on this blog. I preach often in my church and prepare homilies for YouTube. This requires a systematic reading of the scripture, meditating, and trying to find out what message I can discover in the Gospel reading. There are times when I get a message right away and it is quite clear to me, thus I can share it in my homily. But there are other times when I read the same Gospel selection for hours or even days before I can preach about it. I think that my pride has something to do with that, a pride that doesn’t allow God’s help in understanding His message. Too often I want to do it on my own, not allowing The Holy Spirit to open my heart to God’s message. Doesn’t that happen to you too sometimes? For instance, when you pray, but you feel like your mind is far away from the words you are saying. Or like me, sometimes you read the bible, but you can’t understand what God is trying to tell you. What we need to do is simply to ask the Holy Spirit to open our minds and our hearts to God’s message. Jesus said: “The Advocate, the Holy Spirit, whom the Father will send in my name, will teach you everything and remind you of all that I told you.” Too often we forget that the Holy Spirit was given to us as a gift to help us.