Monday of the Sixth Week of Easter
Malvern Minute


Monday of the Sixth Week of Easter

May 18, 2020

Deacon Anthony J. Cincotta

Assistant Director for Retreat Ministry


Memorial Feast:  Pope Saint John I, Martyr (470-+526) Patron Saint of Publishers

Acts of the Apostles 16:11-15

Psalm 149

John 15:26-16:4a


In today’s Gospel narrative of Saint John Jesus relates that His major witnesses are the Holy Spirt, the Advocate, and each one of us.  The responsibility is given to us now by Jesus to tell the truth, the whole truth and noting but the truth about His words of salvation and His works of love.    

The Holy Spirit testifies to Christ because He continues the work of Christ and bears witness to Him.  The Holy Spirit enlightens us with the truth of our Lords Gospel message and in the reality of His person.  We should experience great comfort when we hear Jesus’ Word that the Holy Spirit works on our hearts and minds and allows us to embrace Our Lord’s message allowing us to live it in our lives.

We testify to Christ because we encounter Him first in our faith.  Of course being a witness to Christ has never been easy.  There is always a price to pay for sticking with Jesus and many people, throughout the centuries, have paid the ultimate cost of their belief – many paid with their lives. 

We testify to Christ in the day-to-day dedication we give as loyal, faithful Catholic Christians.  The Holy Spirit is with us in making our witness to Jesus.  In other words, we are no alone in our journey; God the Holy Spirit, the Paraclete, the Advocate, the Consoler is with us every step of the way.

Question of the Day:  How will you invite the Holy Spirit to influence your life?

Prayer:  Good and gracious God, thank You for the gift of all life; thank You for the gift of my unique life; thank You for the gift of my life in this day; thank You for the gift of my life in this moment.  Amen

Please continue to pray for the victims of the Coronavirus and for all who are affected by this unprecedented pandemic.















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