Sixth Week of Easter

Jesus had much that He wanted to tell the Apostles before the Crucifixion, but He didn’t want to overwhelm them. He saw his closest friends already grieving as they realized that Jesus would soon depart. On the bright side, the Lord said that they would see Him again soon and, not only that, but would receive the Holy Spirit to guide them. Whatever they needed, the Father would give them. After the Ascension of the Lord, the Acts of the Apostles relate mixed reactions to their preaching. In Athens, for instance, Saint Paul talked about Jesus coming back to judge the world. Some scoffed at the idea of resurrection, some held off thinking about it, and others believed. When we feel confused or overwhelmed by the ways of the world, do we look for constancy in the way of the Lord?

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