Get the App
iOS Android

May 19, 2014

Jn 14: 21-26

They who have my commandments and keep them are those who love me; and those who love me will be loved by my Father, and I will love them and reveal myself to them.” Judas (not Iscariot) said to him, “Lord, how is it that you will reveal yourself to us, and not to the world?” Jesus answered him, “Those who love me will keep my word, and my Father will love them, and we will come to them and make our home with them. Whoever does not love me does not keep my words; and the word that you hear is not mine, but is from the Father who sent me.

”I have said these things to you while I am still with you. But the Advocate, the Holy Spirit, whom the Father will send in my name, will teach you everything, and remind you of all that I have said to you.

New Revised Standard Version, copyright 1989, by the National Council of the Churches of Christ in the United States of America. Used by permission. All rights reserved. USCCB approved. http://www.usccb.org/bible/approved-translations

Courage in the Spirit

Did you smile when reading Paul’s loud call to the crippled man, “Stand up! On your feet!” I can imagine that each of us—no matter our age— has heard similar words from parents,  teachers, employers, mentors, friends. Maybe I was cowering on a diving board; maybe I was paralyzed while searching for a job; maybe I was stuck in a relationship and needed to move things forward. Perhaps I huddled in a corner through my lack of trust. What changed? Most likely a teacher, parent, good friend brought words of courage like those Paul spoke to the cripple.

Today’s gospel offers courageous assurance for whatever challenge today may bring. Jesus says: “The Paraclete, the Holy Spirit, whom the Father will send in my name, will instruct in everything, and remind you of all that I told you.”

—The Jesuit prayer team

Prayer

Your Spirit, Lord, is fire: may it enkindle us with love.
Your Spirit, Lord, is prayer:
may it open our hearts to give praise.
Come to us, Spirit of the Lord!

—Lucien Deiss


Please share the Good Word with your friends!

Welcome to PrayLA

As a Jesuit school, Loyola Academy is rooted in the spirituality of St. Ignatius of Loyola. Daily prayer was an essential tool by which Ignatius reflected on his life and deepened his relationship with Christ.

We invite you to participate in this rich tradition of prayer.





Submit a Prayer Request

Archives

MonTueWedThuFriSatSun
    123
18192021222324
25262728293031
       
    123
25262728   
       
   1234
262728    
       
  12345
2728     
       
      1
       
     12
       

May 19, 2014

Jn 14: 21-26

They who have my commandments and keep them are those who love me; and those who love me will be loved by my Father, and I will love them and reveal myself to them.” Judas (not Iscariot) said to him, “Lord, how is it that you will reveal yourself to us, and not to the world?” Jesus answered him, “Those who love me will keep my word, and my Father will love them, and we will come to them and make our home with them. Whoever does not love me does not keep my words; and the word that you hear is not mine, but is from the Father who sent me.

”I have said these things to you while I am still with you. But the Advocate, the Holy Spirit, whom the Father will send in my name, will teach you everything, and remind you of all that I have said to you.

New Revised Standard Version, copyright 1989, by the National Council of the Churches of Christ in the United States of America. Used by permission. All rights reserved. USCCB approved. http://www.usccb.org/bible/approved-translations

Courage in the Spirit

Did you smile when reading Paul’s loud call to the crippled man, “Stand up! On your feet!” I can imagine that each of us—no matter our age— has heard similar words from parents,  teachers, employers, mentors, friends. Maybe I was cowering on a diving board; maybe I was paralyzed while searching for a job; maybe I was stuck in a relationship and needed to move things forward. Perhaps I huddled in a corner through my lack of trust. What changed? Most likely a teacher, parent, good friend brought words of courage like those Paul spoke to the cripple.

Today’s gospel offers courageous assurance for whatever challenge today may bring. Jesus says: “The Paraclete, the Holy Spirit, whom the Father will send in my name, will instruct in everything, and remind you of all that I told you.”

—The Jesuit prayer team

Prayer

Your Spirit, Lord, is fire: may it enkindle us with love.
Your Spirit, Lord, is prayer:
may it open our hearts to give praise.
Come to us, Spirit of the Lord!

—Lucien Deiss

[likebtn identifier=8685 item_url ="http://prayla.goramblers.org/may-19-2014/" theme="gray" dislike_enabled="0" ]
Please share the Good Word with your friends!