Gospel Reading – John 16:5-11
Jesus said to his disciples: “Now I am going to the one who sent me, and not one of you asks me, ‘where are you going?’ But because I told you this, grief has filled your hearts.
But I tell you the truth, it is better for you that I go. For if I do not go, the Advocate will not come to you. But if I go, I will send him to you.
And when he comes he will convict the world in regard to sin and righteousness and condemnation: sin, because they do not believe in me; righteousness, because I am going to the Father and you will no longer see me; condemnation, because the ruler of this world has been condemned.”
The Gospel of the Lord
The Mass intention is for The Sanderson Family
Jesus says: In today’s gospel he has to go back to his father in order for the Advocate the Holy Spirit to come. The hearts of the Apostles were full of conflict.
They were filled with grief, but they were also trying to trust and understand what Jesus was saying to them. None, of us ever want the one we love to leave us. How hard this must have been for Jesus disciples. And yet Jesus tried to reassure them that he would be with them always until the end of time.
- Do you call on the Holy Spirit in times of need?
- Do you believe Jesus is with you always until the end of time?