6th Week of Easter (A) : Saturday 20th May 2023

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St Bernardine of Siena, priest

6th Week of Easter (A) : Saturday 20th May 2023

Acts 18:23-28; Ps. 46:2-3,8-9,10;
Jn. 16:23b-28 (Ps Wk II)

In the passage from Acts we see how the early Church shared the message of Jesus. Apollos had been baptized with the baptism of repentance, but he hadn’t received the full message of the Gospel. Paul’s co-workers, Aquila and Priscilla, shared the “Way” more fully with him. Apollos was then ready to move on to another community to continue his ministry. We are called to help others to understand the message of Jesus more fully as well so they can share the message with others.

Jesus was preparing the disciples for the time when He would no longer be with them physically. He assured them that they would have access to the Father and could ask the Father to provide their needs because the Father loved them. Jesus said that they could ask “in My name” and the Father would provide. That does not mean that we are to assume that God will provide all of our wants. It means that we are to ask with the mind and heart of Jesus, desiring to do the Will of God, and the Father will provide what is needed.

Lord, help me to have the mind and heart of Jesus.

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