Daily Gospel Reflection for May 28, 2014



Today’s Gospel: John 16:12-15

Jesus said to his disciples: “I have much more to tell you, but you cannot bear it now.”
That verse rings with such truth and clarity for me in my life.  As I have become a more prayerful person I have seen a pattern.  Whenever something big will be required of me God calls me to him more closely in prayer.  God, however, being the gentleman he is and honoring my free will calls gently.  And often I ignore his call.  How foolish of me.

Jesus prepared his apostles for what was going to happen to him.  And then he sent the Holy Spirit to be with them.  The same is possible for us but we must be prepared.  Somehow or another, deep in our souls, we feel the stirring, the call to something more.  If we acknowledge it and allow God to prepare us for it, good or bad, he will prepare us.  It requires trust in God’s plan, timing and wisdom.  It means letting go of our plan so we can bear to hear his.


How does God prepare me for change in my life?


Father God, as you sent your Son to us and he promised us the Spirit, help us to be ready to receive these gifts.  Teach us to trust in your ways so that we may be filled with the Holy Spirit and prepared for all you have for us. Amen.

Copyright 2014 Deanna Bartalini


About Author

Deanna G. Bartalini, is a Catholic writer, speaker, and educator. She and her husband Deacon John have two married children and a grandson. Deanna loves teaching about Catholicism and how it fits into our daily lives. She writes at DeannaBartalini.com, serves as the editor of the NewEvangelizers.com blog, and is a contributor there as well as at AmazingCatechists.com. Deanna contributed to A Catholic Mom's Prayer Companion published by Ave Maris Press. She has written “Invite the Holy Spirit into Your Life: Growing in Love, Joy, Peace, Patience, Kindness, Goodness, Faithfulness, Gentleness and Self-Control” one book in the series of the Stay Connected Journals for Catholic Women published by Gracewatch Media. Deanna is available to lead retreats and speak at catechist and ministry events.

1 Comment

  1. This is what struck me in this passage: ” he will take from what is mine and declare it to you.” Awesome news for those who believe!

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