Carry the gospel with you

Posted in christian, Christianity, inspirational, religion, scripture, Spirit by Mike on May 28, 2014

Gospel reading of the day:

John 16:12-15

Jesus said to his disciples: “I have much more to tell you, but you cannot bear it now. But when he comes, the Spirit of truth, he will guide you to all truth. He will not speak on his own, but he will speak what he hears, and will declare to you the things that are coming. He will glorify me, because he will take from what is mine and declare it to you. 73ebe9736987091806753e50054b3c04_w600Everything that the Father has is mine; for this reason I told you that he will take from what is mine and declare it to you.”

Reflection on the gospel reading: Jesus promises that the Spirit of God will be with the Church. God did not communicate with us at just one moment in history, though God’s communication through Jesus clearly is a unique event in human history. Jesus promises that God will continue to work with God’s people and sustain us in the truth as we move forward in our lives and in the Church’s epochs. We have not been left orphans; God continues to reach out to us to lead us to God’s own self.

Saint of the day: Margaret Pole was born Margaret Plantagenet in 1473. She was the niece of Kings Edward IV and Rich­ard III of England. Blessed Margaret PoleShe married Sir Reginald Pole about 1491 and bore five sons, including Reginald Cardinal Pole. Margaret was widowed, named countess of Salisbury, and appointed governess to Princess Mary, daughter of Hemy VIII and Queen Catherine of Aragon, Spain. She opposed Henry’s mar­riage to Anne Boleyn, and the king exiled her from court, although he called her “the holiest woman in England.” When her son, Cardinal Pole, denied Henry’s Act of Supremacy, the king imprisoned Margaret in the Tower of London for two years and then beheaded her on May 28. In 1538, her other two sons were executed. She was never given a legal trial. She was 70 when she was martyred. Margaret was beatified in 1886.

Spiritual reading: I believe that each of us comes from the creator trailing wisps of glory. (Maya Angelou)

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