Jesus promised to send the Holy Spirit. He also said the gates of hell shall not prevail against the church, and that He would be with us always. But with the recent sexual abuse scandal, with many leaving the church, one must wonder if the Holy Spirit is still here. In this homily, I propose that the Holy Spirit is here, because Jesus is trustworthy we believe that since He said it, it is true. Also there are some signs of it. However, we have much listening (and following) yet to do in these difficult times.
Jesus said at the last supper, when Judas leaves to betray him, that now we see God's Glory? That is hard to understand. And Why does Jesus call the command to Love new? It is also in the Hebrew Scriptures (Old Testament).
Br. George Cherrie OFM Conv. February 27, 1936 - April 21, 2019. The gospel from Matthew (Mt 25:14-30) contains the parable of the servants with differing amounts of talents, each are commended not for how many talents they have, but for how they use their talents. Brother George was an example of one who had many talents, but also used them well. Rest in peace Brother George.
Yes Jesus is Risen, but how does that affect our lives? We all have mission and purpose, given by the Resurrection. Each Called to work for God, he will provide for our needs. We fall short, but that does not matter to God. He will accept us wherever we are, but loves us too much to leave us there. He feeds us in this Eucharist, to help us grow towards perfect love and perfect service. Take it just one step at a time!
Jesus resucito de entre los muertos, asi que, ?Que diferencia hace eso en nuestra vida? No puedo hacer que no soy digno, y no tengo esos talentos. Si podemos con la ayuda de Dios. No importa donde estemos en nuestro camino espiritual, Dios nos encuentra alli, pero no quiere dejarnos alli, el quiere ayudarnos a crecer a traves de esta Eucaristia.