13 May When the Spirit Comes, He will Guide You. (Jn 16:13) by Kathy Forck
“But when he comes, the Spirit of truth, he will guide you to all truth. He will not speak on his own, but he will speak what he hears, and will declare to you the things that are coming.” ~ Jn 16:13 (full readings)
Kathy’s Reflections: May 13 is a special day for me and for many others. My first daughter, Ivy Anne, was born on this day in 1977, and four years later, Pope John Paul II, was almost assassinated. In 1917, 60 years earlier, Our Lady appeared to three children with a message to add to the Rosary after each decade, “Oh, my Jesus, forgive us our sins, save us from the fires of hell, and lead all souls to your mercy”. St Pope John Paul gave Mary thanks for her intercession for his miraculous healing from the assassination attempt. Because his life was spared, St John Paul II was able to declare that the Feast of Divine Mercy be established, a day of great mercy on all who celebrate this day by receiving Holy Communion, Confession and reciting the Divine Mercy Chaplet. ” When the Spirit of Truth comes, He will guide you to all truth.” On this 13th day of May, I celebrate a precious life given to me, a saintly Pope who made it possible for the Divine Mercy to be celebrated far and wide and the Blessed Mother who asks us to pray for all of our brothers and sisters and for us to be with her son, Jesus. I also pray that all who see the words on the back of the LIFE Runners’ shirts, “Remember the unborn”, will receive the Spirit of Truth and will realize how precious each life is from the moment of conception to natural death.
* Kathy Forck and her husband, Mike, are the Campaign Directors of the 40 Days for Life in Columbia, MO. They have four children and eight grandchildren, the newest expected in December of 2015. They live in New Bloomfield, MO..
Faith Challenge: On this day, remember those in our families who have fallen away from the faith, pray for those who have gone before us and pray for their salvation. As you pray the Rosary, remember the Blessed Mother’s message at Fatima, to pray for all, especially those in most need of God’s mercy. And let us thank God for each life that has been brought into our lives for a moment, a day or a lifetime. And lastly, remember St John Paul II and his wondrous gift to us–the Feast Day of Divine Mercy celebrated on the Second Sunday after Easter.
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Our Prayers: Pray LIFE Runners Creed to End Abortion. Add Prayers. Pray with meals, bedtime, wake up, unceasingly. Consider mid-week Family Rosary (17 min). Let’s pray now.
Feast Day: St. John the Silent
Faith Quote: “Prayer is not asking. Prayer is putting oneself in the hands of God, at His disposition, and listening to His voice in the depth of our hearts.” ~ Mother Teresa
Through Christ our Lord,