Monday, V week of Easter, Year A

The Holy Spirit will teach you everything

Readings: 1st: Acts 14:5-18; Ps: 115; Gos: Jn 14: 21-26

This brief reflection was written by Rev. Fr. Njoku Canice Chukwuemeka, C.S.Sp. He is a Catholic Priest and a Member of the Congregation of the Holy Ghost Fathers and Brothers (Spiritans). He is currently working with the Spiritan International Group of Puerto Rico &  Dominican Republic. He is the Administrator of Parroquia La Resurrección del Senor, Canovanas and the Chancellor of the Diocesis of Fajardo-Humacao, Puerto Rico. For more details and comments contact him on: canice_c_njoku@yahoo.com, cancilleriadfh@gmail.com, canicechukwuemeka@gmail.com.

Today is Monday of the fifth week of Easter. In today’s Gospel according to John, Jesus continues to discuss with his disciples.

The question and answer that we have seen so far between Christ and his disciples is, a beautiful example of how the catechesis was done in the early church communities.

Through these questions of the disciples, and the responses of Christ, the Christians formed their conscience, and found an orientation to address their problems.

We have seen the question of Thomas, and the answer of Jesus. We have seen the question of Philip, and the response of Jesus. Today, we have also seen the question of Judas, and the answer of Jesus.

In addition to revealing their fear, these questions also, reveal the curiosity of the disciples of Christ to know more. Jesus has been answering the questions of the pharisees. Now, it was their opportunity to ask their own questions.

Today, Jesus promised to send the Holy Spirit who will continue to illuminated the heart and mind of his disciple. He will teach them more and help them understand the mysteries of the kingdom.

knowing that he was coming to the end of his earthly mission, and that there were many things that his disciples still needed to know, so, Christ said to them, “the Consoler, the Holy Spirit that the Father will send in My name will teach you everything. He will remind you of all I have said to you.”

So, let us ask God to keep our heart and mind open to His spirit, so that will help us to fully understand the realities of the mystery of the kingdom. Alleluia, alleluia!

Peace be with you all!

Maranatha!

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