Holy Spirit: Advocate
Sixth Sunday of Easter – Year C
We are called to love God and to follow Him. To love Christ means to follow His will and His commandments. In order to help us know God’s will and follow the Commandments, God sends us the Holy Spirit.
Jesus calls the Holy Spirit “another Advocate” and “the Spirit of Truth.” The word “advocate” means someone who pleads or intercedes on behalf of another person. In the sense, the Holy Spirit is the One who intercedes for us and helps us to discern God’s will, to understand the meaning of the Commandments and Scriptures, and to find the truth in our daily lives, especially when we experience that Jesus is hidden or that we cannot feel God the Father’s presence.
Jesus desires to give us the fullness of life and the fullness of truth. Yet, He can give us only as much as we are ready and able to receive. During the remainder of this Easter season, I would like to invite you to a deeper life of prayer and of the sacraments, so that through both God can expand the capacity of your soul to receive even more of the gifts that He wants to bestow on you through the Holy Spirit.
Let us be grateful to God for the gifts of being Catholic, of the Commandments, of Jesus, of the Holy Spirit, and of the Church. Having everything that we need for our salvation, let us share the gift of Christ and the Spirit with others.
Yours in Christ
Readings for the Sixth Sunday of Easter: Lectionary 57
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