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Assurance of the Risen Lord’s presence with us

Up until 1987, only eleven horses had won the coveted Triple Crown in Thoroughbred racing. What is it that makes some horses winning thoroughbreds? Why is it that some horses have more speed, strength and stamina than other horses? Essentially, of course, these traits have to come from within the horses themselves: from their own inner capacity and from their inherited gene structure. Still, it seems that they also need help from outside. To become champions, they need the help of expert trainers and skilful jockeys to activate and develop their inner powers.  It is the same with us. Born human, we have within us capacities to love, learn, choose, work and so on. But we need the help of parents, teachers and friends to activate and develop these capacities so that we can reach our full human potential. That is why we need the Holy Spirit and why Jesus promised to ask the Father to send Him to us: “I will ask the Father and He will give you another Paraclete – to be with you always; to remain with you and be within you.

To Jesus, real love is something difficult, and it must be expressed not as sentiment or emotion but as real obedience to God. So, we weak human beings need the daily assistance of a Divine Helper in the Person of the Holy Spirit to practice real love. 

 Jesus is telling us that the Holy Spirit is our Advocate Who speaks up for us when we’re accused, judged, or wrongly condemned, and our Witness Who testifies in our behalf.  The Holy Spirit gives us Life, stands by us, defends us, strengthens us, and consoles us.

Jesus assures his disciples that they will not be left as orphans.  He promises them awareness of his risen presence – in themselves, in each other, in the Church, in Scripture, in the Sacraments and in the praying community — through the enlightening presence, teaching and action of the Holy Spirit.  We will never have to face any trial alone—even death—if we walk with Jesus.  He protects us from the Evil One.

Please pray for all those who have died recently:

Thomas Mani (87), George Kakkassery (75) Thomas Chummar (81) P V Varghese Punnackapadavil (88)

Commemorate the Death Anniversaries of Our Loved Ones:

Prof.Baby Varghese Menacherry (61)2001.

Upcoming events:

April 2024
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Fr Abin Kochupurakal
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