In this reading for the feast of Pentecost Jesus brings the gift of peace and the gift of the Holy Spirit to his disciples, empowering them to preach forgiveness and the possibility of new life for those who ask for it. Fr Adrian Graffy reflects.
This reading tells us that in Jesus’ death and resurrection the ‘glory’ of God, the self-giving, loving-kindness of God, has been revealed – and we must live according to a new commandment. Fr Adrian Graffy reflects.
The gift of ‘eternal life’ is repeatedly promised in Jesus’ teaching in this gospel and here Jesus assures us that those who belong to him and listen to his voice can never be lost. Fr Adrian Graffy reflects.