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June 5, 2022

Pentecost

If you love me, you will keep my commandments, and I will ask the Father, and he will give you another Advocate (Paraclete) to be with you forever. But the Advocate, the Holy Spirit, whom the Father will send in my name; will teach you everything and remind us of all that I have said to you (Jn 14: 15-16, 23-26).

The word Advocate is paraclete in the Greek original text. It means “the One called alongside.” In the text, the Paraclete is both a defense lawyer defending Christians, comforting them and a prosecutor against the world that refuses to believe Jesus and the Holy Spirit.

As Christians, like the Apostles and disciples of Jesus, we are witnesses of Jesus and God. With the help of the Holy Spirit, we can call the Abba Father. We are temples where the Father, Son, and Holy Spirit are in our souls. The Risen Lord, leaving the earth and ascending to heaven, promises he will ask the Father to send the Holy Spirit in Jesus’ name.

God’s love and our love of God (keeping the commandments) lead to the presence of God in our souls: God’s presence in us, Father, Risen Lord, and Holy Spirit. We will understand what Jesus taught, and we will be reminded of what he taught us through the disciples of Jesus.

The Eucharist is the sacramental presence of Jesus, our Risen Lord. Jesus gives us the grace of the Eucharist when we receive the Bread of Life. The power of the Holy Spirit is involved in the transformation of the bread and wine into the body and blood of the Risen Lord.

Prayer:

Holy Spirit, you dwell in us; you are our master, our teacher, our interior sanctifier; we must therefore listen. We must put ourselves at your disposal, and help you in this work of transformation in Jesus Christ, hence the necessity for the recollection of God in us. (Saint Peter Julian Eymard, A Thought for Every Day, April 7).

 

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About Ernest Falardeau, SSS

Blessed Sacrament Father Ernest Falardeau has dedicated his life and ministry to the promotion of Christian unity. He served for many years as the Ecumenical Officer of the Archdiocese of Santa Fe, New Mexico, and now resides at Saint Jean Baptiste Church in New York City.