6th Week of Easter : Tuesday, 7th May 2024

Daily Word Of God

John 16:5-11

Jesus said to his disciples: ‘Now I am going to the one who sent me. Not one of you asks, “Where are you going?” Yet you are sad at heart because I have told you this. Still, I am telling you the truth: it is for your own good that I am going, because unless I go, the Paraclete will not come to you; but if I go, I will send him to you.

‘And when he comes, he will show the world how wrong it was, about sin, and about who was in the right, and about judgement: about sin: in that they refuse to believe in me; about who was in the right: in that I am going to the Father and you will see me no more; about judgement: in that the prince of this world is already condemned.’

Today's Pointers on God's Word

As you read the passage what words, phases or meanings caught your attention?

  • When someone we loveg. our children will soon be leaving us for good e.g. marriage, studies overseas, we are naturally sad because we will no longer be in the company of that person.


  • Jesus understands this human feeling and promises us His Spirit to be with us everywhere, every time and for all times. The Holy Spirit is the source of Truth, wisdom and good counsel and will guide and protect us and the Church.


  • When we pray to Jesus, be attentive to what the Holy Spirit has to say to us. In prayer we are not meant to be pre-occupied with ourselves and our needs.