When the Advocate comes, whom I will send to you from the Father, the Spirit of truth who comes from the Father, he will testify on my behalf. You also are to testify because you have been with me from the beginning.
Reflect and Pray:
Today’s reading is a part of a larger passage, John 14-17, which are Jesus’ words to his disciples shortly before his death. Jesus is anticipating the day when the disciples will carry on his ministry, in particular through the work of the Holy Spirit. This coming Sunday is Pentecost and we will celebrate the gift of that Holy Spirit to us.
If you were to discover you had to leave for your family suddenly, what would you say to them. As I look back over the past few weeks as we have said good bye to people we love, I invite you to think about what you need to say to those you love now instead of waiting until it is too late.