Year A, Lectionary 55
God continues to accompany us in our journey back to God with the Advocate, Counselor, Intercessor, Paraclete, etc. The Holy Spirit enables us to enter into communion with God the Father and God the Son. Like when Philip went down to Samaria and helped gather the people into God's church. Today we are to continue attracting others to Jesus by inviting them with our hope-filled lives.
Hate feeling lost on Sundays at church? Searching for a better explanation of the Bible than what you hear from your pastor's sermon? Check out the following collection of audio, video, and text commentaries from various Christian experts for a better understanding of today's scripture that deal with: Accompany • Baptism • Commandment • Communion • Confirmation • Death • Devil • Environment • Evangelize • Faith • Grace • History • Holy Spirit • Hope • Joy • Love • Mission • Mother • Orphan • Relationship • Resurrection • Sacrament • Scripture • Sight • Suffering • Unity •
“life ‘in the spirit of the Gospel law’ is firmly based on love for the real person Jesus Christ and the following of his concrete commandments. If we neglect Jesus or his commandments, we are part of the world which cannot receive the ‘Spirit of truth’.”
“God breathes the Spirit into you and you breathe out the gifts of the Spirit. God breathes the Spirit into you and you are recreated. You breathe the Spirit out to recreate life in your relationships and with Earth. Jesus breathes the Holy Spirit into you and you breathe out, sent by Jesus, peace, forgiveness and love.”
“There are many more of these encouraging stories and, as I reflect on the lives of these men...it doesn’t seem like much, especially weighed against the magnitude of the suffering surrounding me, but it lets me know that the Holy Spirit is present and working in the world and within each one of us”
“The Acts of the Apostles is the story of how Jesus is gradually becoming king. How his power and influence are spreading all over the world. Now how, how? Precisely through the acts of his Apostles. And these acts, Luke insists, are a product of the Holy Spirit.”
Many Ways to Pray: Interview with Desiré Findlay
What is prayer? How can we pray to God? Desiré Findlay shares her voice on what prayer looks like to her through writing, dance, Lectio Divina and more. Listen in on the conversation as Desiré explains how prayer connects her to Jesus, others and the world. Find inspiration in how you can grow in prayer too. Read more
Interview with Erika Jacinto
Meet Erika Jacinto who works as the Director of Communications and Media Relations, as well as the press secretary for the Archbishop, of the Catholic Church of Montreal. Erika shares how in her role she communicates with various individuals from laity, non-religious, and religious leaders like Archbishop Christian Lépine and Pope Francis. Read more
Christian Mother: Interview with Maria E. Luevano‑Salazar
Maria E. Luevano‑Salazar shares her view on motherhood as a working professional. She draws inspiration from her childhood experience of seeing her own mother and other family members raising their children. Maria explains how being a mother has enhanced her appreciation of scripture and how she continues to express her faith in her family and her work place. Read more
God's Word in the scripture verses is powerful. Every verse can hold significant truth if we allow ourselves to meditate on them. Sometimes all it takes is one scripture verse to impact us and feed our mind and soul. Meditate on any of the following posts and grow deeper in your faith and understanding.