Monday of the Sixth Week of Easter

Acts 16:11-15 | Ps. 149:1-6, 9 | Jn. 15:26-16:4

Jesus continues to instruct the apostles. He tells them that the Holy Spirit, the Spirit of truth, will testify on His behalf. Jesus then tells them that they will also testify on His behalf. They will be persecuted and expelled from the Synagogues. Those who do this will do so because they have not known the Father or Himself. Jesus tells the apostles these things; so, that when they occur, the apostles will remember that Jesus told them so.

Paul is continuing his journey. He arrives in Philippi and teaches there. Lydia, was converted as well as her whole family. After this, she offers hospitality to Paul and Timothy. When we learn more about God, are touched deeply by God, celebrate Eucharist, etc., we are called to spread that giftedness to others. Lydia shows us how to be hospitable.

Today we are called to realize that all of us are asked to teach the Word of God to others. The Holy Spirit will show us how to do this. We must know that in doing this, we will not always be treated well; but, we must always go out to others in response to God’s action in our lives. Ask God for the grace to be able to do so.

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