Do Not Let Your Hearts Be Troubled Or Afraid

We are in the sixth week of Easter. We have been proclaiming that Jesus has risen and we have risen with him. Now the same Lord is telling the disciples that He has to go to the Father; will the disciples be alone again? Their hearts were not able to understand it. Why Lord? We don't want you to go! But he said, "If you loved me, you would rejoice that I am going to the Father."

It is always difficult to see our beloved go, even when we know they are going to be in the presence of our Heavenly Father. Jesus also brings new hope: He is always with us, and won’t ever abandon us. Jesus brings us to hope with his new promise. “The Advocate, the Holy Spirit, whom the Father will send in my name, will teach you everything and remind you of all that I told you.” And he adds, "Do not let your hearts be troubled or afraid." Therefore, there is no reason to be afraid when we face any difficult circumstance in our lives, whether it is sorrow, pain, illness, or death, because He has victory over sin and death, and there is no power that can stand the power of the Risen Lord.

If you are with me, Lord, who can be against me? Nothing and no one. He is our strength and our salvation. In Jesus we trust. Let us prepare for the great feast of the coming of the Holy Spirit - Pentecost. Let us proclaim to God, “Lord, send us your Spirit and renew the face of the earth.”

May this approaching feast of Pentecost fill your soul with the power of the Holy Spirit. May Mary, the spouse of the Spirit, prepare our hearts to receive it as she did.

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