The Day of Pentecost
Acts 2:7-8 “The 50th Day Effect”
Just as the Holy Spirit calls us to faith, He enables us to proclaim the word of God. The frightened disciples all of a sudden become brave and preached to all locals and visitors. The Holy Spirit simultaneously translated into 15 languages, what the disciples were saying.
Seventh Sunday of Easter
In today’s Gospel reading Jesus prays for His disciples and He prays for all believers (John 17). He knows the church on earth must battle sin and its effect every day. The church works hard proclaiming the Gospel and sighs: “Come, Lord Jesus.”
Fifth Sunday of Easter
Like a wise parent teaches his/her children by word and example, so our dear Savior commands us to love, then shows us how that is done. He died for all who hated Him. He died for the mockers, for those who tortured Him. He even prayed, “Father, forgive them for they do not know what they are doing.”