Sharing the Word for May 28, 2022

Saturday of the Sixth Week of Easter

May 28, 2022
Daily Reading from the USCCB: John 16:23b-28

Jesus continues his Last Supper instructions to his worried apostles. He makes an astounding promise to them. “Whatever you ask the Father in my name, he will give you.” Jesus’ words to them are not a promise to solve the future difficulties they will face preaching the gospel to the whole world. Rather it is a promise that in those difficulties when their strength seems so inadequate for what they must to, God will always assist them in their work.

It is a promise Jesus meant for all of us also in the work and vocations we are called to. We never walk alone as persons of faith. What we are called to do with and in our lives can make heavy demands on us. We can be fearful that at times we feel inadequate or unprepared for what God calls us to do.

But Jesus’ words remind us that what God asks of us, he promises us strength and fortitude to see it through. What may be very difficult can still be accomplished with God’s help.

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