Ask and you will receive and so your joy will be complete
By REV. FR. SAMUEL FREDERICK
Acts 18:23-28, Jn 16:23-28. Today’s first reading describes the early Christians support and help for each other in the faith. Paul strengthened the local communities and Apollos, a very gifted man, being helped to a fuller faith in Jesus. A married couple, Priscilla and Aquila, befriended him and gave him further instruction in the faith, sharing their deeper understanding with him. Later, when Apollos decided to journey over to Corinth, the Christians in Ephesus encouraged him to do so. Realising how others could benefit from his gifts, they sent a letter of recommendation ahead of him to the Church in Corinth.
When Apollos reached Corinth, his knowledge of the Scriptures was a great help to the believers there. Evidently the Spirit is shared while people share their faith with one another. A community of faith grows when all are open to what the Holy Spirit will reveal. As we approach the feast of Pentecost we need to pray for an increase of the gift of the Spirit among us, as Jesus says in today’s Gospel, “Ask and you will receive, and so your joy will be complete.”
May the Lord draw us to the fullest of truth through the inspiration of the Holy Spirit! Amen!! Happy weekend!!!