Gospel: John 14:15-16, 23-26
‘If you love me, you will keep my commandments. And I will ask the Father, and he will give you another Advocate, to be with you forever. 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.
John 14:15-16, 23-26
Our gospel for today is from John 14:15-16, 23-26 and today marks the Pentecost Day. This day is the day the Holy Spirit descended on the apostles, causing them to speak in tongues of languages.
So, what is the gospel from John 14:15-16, 23-26 trying to tell us? As Christians, we devote ourselves to doing things approved by the church. We always commemorate celebrations in accordance to what our church is telling us. We follow traditions of the church yet some of us do not know why we do these and that.
Like the gospel today from John 14:15-16, 23-26 , most of us know that today is Pentecost Day but do we know it further? Pentecost Day is when the Holy Spirit descended on the Apostles. The Holy Spirit enables the Apostles to speak in different languages. Through this, the people understood their messages.
The festival of Pentecost is important to Christians like us. It represents the beginning of the Christian Church. It reminds the people the great promise of Jesus that God would send the Holy Spirit. It came true and the Holy Spirit blest the Apostles in different ways.
“Holy Spirit, come with your fire. Come Holy Spirit make the fire fall.” The meaning of the gospel from John 14:15-16, 23-26 is very clear to us all. We are the instrument that bears the tongues of fire by the Holy Spirit. The Holy Spirit is there to guide us all in whatever we do.
The fulfillment of the promise is a realization that God is always with us. He is always listening to us. He is always waiting for us to call up to Him and ask for His mercy and guidance. We may be instruments to others sometimes. We may be like the Apostles who speaks in tongues of fire with wisdom so that others may.