Reflection from Fr. Taylor: May 1, 2016, 6th Sunday of Easter

May 1, 2016, 6th Sunday of Easter

The Holy Spirit will teach you everything. The early church had to cope with the problem of how to accept all people, the Jewish and converts, in the early church. They were guided by the Holy Spirit. In today’s gospel readings Jesus tells the Disciples at the Last Supper that after He is gone He will send the Holy Spirit to teach them all truths.

We all live our own traditions but the main thing is that we use the power of God and the Holy Spirit to be inclusive in areas of our life. Jesus said the Spirit will teach us, that means we must always be ready to learn. Some of us are teachers. All of us are learners. Being respectful of tradition does not mean having a closed mind. We must be ready to let God do something new, and sometimes this can be difficult. Some of the changes in the Second Vatican Council are still difficult for people to accept, but we have to remember the main thing is what brings us closer to one another and to the Lord.

If we spend half as much time on the things we have in common  rather than on the things that make us different not only would the world be a much better place but we would be drawing people to Christ all the time. Because after all, when we can see the good and the difference in each other that makes for a church that Jesus came to establish.

May God continue to bless us as we live out His faith.





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