SUNDAY OF EASTER
(A) May 17, 2020
Acts 8: 5-8, 14-17; Psalm 66; 1 Peter 3: 15-18; John 14: 15-21
By Jude Siciliano, OP
Mini reflections on the Sunday scripture readings designed for persons on
the run. "Faith Book" is also brief enough to be posted in the Sunday parish
bulletins people take home.
From today’s Gospel reading:
"If you love me, you will keep my commandments.
And I will ask the Father, and he will give you another Advocate,
To be with you always."
The Advocate, the Spirit, is God’s permanent presence in our
midst, not only in us individually, but a sustaining presence in our faith
community. Jesus is true to his promise. He has not left us orphans, but has
gifted us with his Spirit, our strength and companion for these difficult
So, we ask ourselves:
How is your faith being
tested these days?
Does Jesus’ promise to
give us "another Advocate" help at all? How?