Dear Friend in the Lord,
“Holy Spirit” – Fearless Faith: In today’s Gospel, the Risen Lord appeared to His disciples who were hiding in fear says, “As the Father sent Me, so am I sending you. Receive the Holy Spirit.” Ponder on, “In the Sacrament of Confirmation, we were sent by Christ to witness fearlessly to His Truth of Salvation. How have we been living our faith?
Fr Philip Heng, S.J.
In the evening of that same day, the first day of the week, the doors were closed in the room where the disciples were, for fear of the Jews. Jesus came and stood among them. He said to them, ‘Peace be with you,’ and, after saying this, he showed them his hands and his side. The disciples were filled with joy at seeing the Lord, and he said to them again, ‘Peace be with you.
‘As the Father sent me, so am I sending you.’ After saying this he breathed on them and said: Receive the Holy Spirit. If you forgive anyone’s sins, they are forgiven; if you retain anyone’s sins, they are retained.’