(Short Meditation for May 17, 2020 Church Bulletin)
Today is a day of joy. We hear in the entrance antiphon “Proclaim a joyful sound”. In the Collect we pray “celebrate with heartfelt devotion these days of joy”. We are to sing out in the Responsorial Psalm “Let all the earth cry out to God with joy.”
Where does this joy come from? It comes from the good news of the Gospel. In another week we will celebrate the Ascension of the Lord. Today Jesus is preparing us for His ascension by reminding us that we will not be left as orphans. We know that in times of turmoil, stress, and heartache we can still make a joyful sound for God has sent us an Advocate. We have not been abandoned. The Advocate, the Holy Spirit, remains with us and gives us comfort by helping us understand the words of Jesus.
Open yourself up to the Holy Spirit. Allow the love between Jesus and His Father to enter and dwell within you. Through the guidance of the Holy Spirit, Jesus will reveal Himself to you and bring you great joy