Saturday 13 May
Saturday of the 5th week of Eastertide
Our Lady of Fátima
First reading – Acts 16:1-10
“but as the Spirit of Jesus would not allow them, they went through Mysia and came down to Troas”. This is very interesting. Whatever we do for the Gospel, whatever we plan for the Gospel, the final answer is from the Holy Spirit. We may have very good ideas, but it’s the Spirit of Jesus which should prevail. All the things we cannot do. All the best ideas we cannot accomplish. All the great ideas we cannot implement. Because it’s not our Spirit which allows us to accomplish or to implement but it’s the Spirit of Jesus which gives us the choice. There are things which the Spirit of Jesus would not allow. So, they took a different direction. This is what is important. When the Spirit of Jesus prevents a relation, a route a direction, we must leave it. We must leave it and take a different direction. We must accept the Spirit of Jesus more than our choices. We must accept the Spirit of Jesus more than our desires. Let’s reflect: Am I listening of the Spirit of Jesus or just my selfish interest?