Jesus encourages us to be bold in the task of witnessing to him. As part of the Church, we have the gift of the Holy Spirit and the support of our brothers and sisters as we try to live our faith.
Jesus tells the crowds that he himself will be true food and drink for them. Jesus, the living bread, will give them eternal life.
Through the Trinity we have strength to live in relationship to one another. Such a relationship is God’s plan for us.
The dramatic story of the descent of the Holy Spirit tells us how the Spirit can break down the walls we may put up between people, races, and cultures.
We remain “in the world.” We need support and affirmation to continue living out the word entrusted to us by Christ.
Jesus sends his disciples into the world with a mission. The Church is called to go to all the nations to make disciples.
Peter urges Christians to approach others ready to explain who we are, but to do so with “gentleness and reverence.”
We need to know the Holy Spirit is present to teach us what’s needed today, and unite us to Christ: our way, our truth, and our life.
The baptismal instruction urges the newly baptized to identify with and follow Christ as “shepherd of our souls.”
In the midst of human life Christians gather to share their common needs and gifts, strengths and weaknesses, fears and joys.