Today’s Picture: The Promise of the Spirit by Michael Quirke
The Resurrected Jesus: Promise of the Spirit
Jesus was truly human.
He assures his followers that they can access the power
to do great works just as He did.
These works are not just miracles to show that Jesus was God,
but spiritual healing open to us.
Imagine! If only we believed we had such power!
Preparation: Begin by stilling, then dedicating the time of prayer to God and asking God that all you think, feel and imagine are for the glory of God.
Gift: Ask for what you desire. Suggestion: Ask for the faith to believe Christ’s promises.
Setting: You could be a disciple listening to Jesus at the last supper, or take this passage to ponder in Lectio Divina style.
John 14:12-18 HCSB
Jesus said to his disciples: “I assure you:
The one who believes in Me will also do the works that I do.
And he will do even greater works than these,
because I am going to the Father.
Whatever you ask in My name,
I will do it so that the Father may be glorified in the Son.
If you ask Me anything in My name, I will do it.
“If you love Me, you will keep My commands.
And I will ask the Father,
and He will give you another Counsellor to be with you forever.
He is the Spirit of truth.
The world is unable to receive Him because it doesn’t see Him or know Him.
But you do know Him, because He remains with you and will be in you.
I will not leave you as orphans; I am coming to you.
Conversation: Talk to Jesus. What might you want to say?
If you have problems with believing that he will give you whatever you ask,
take these problems to him.
How do you imagine they might reply to you?
Final Prayer: End with a formal prayer such as the Lord’s Prayer/Our Father.
Today’s Music: Veni Creator Spiritus, sung by Harpa Dei
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