Saturday of the Sixth Week of Easter

Jesus said to his disciples:

Amen, amen, I say to you,
whatever you ask the Father in my name he will give you.
Until now you have not asked anything in my name;
ask and you will receive, so that your joy may be complete.

I have told you this in figures of speech.
The hour is coming when I will no longer speak to you in figures
but I will tell you clearly about the Father.
On that day you will ask in my name,
and I do not tell you that I will ask the Father for you.
For the Father himself loves you, because you have loved me
and have come to believe that I came from God.
I came from the Father and have come into the world.
Now I am leaving the world and going back to the Father.

The peace of the Lord be with you.

Growing is a process. When we were children our parents and other teachers had to explain things in more simple terms for us to be able to understand. As we continue to develop and grow in maturity the facts could be presented in a more straightforward way. Jesus is using a similar model as he talks about growing in faith. He says he has tried to introduce his followers to a basic understanding of who he is and the ways of God but that soon he will be talking to them about more sophisticated things.

We are very fortunate that in the time we live in to have access to so many great tools for Christian education. Having factual information and a deeper understanding, may each of us to be able to answer questions that may come our way by those who are being touched by the Spirit of God and are trying to form their basic understanding. May we be inspired today to read, ponder, and use these tools for the betterment to advance the kingdom of God.

In the name of the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit. Amen.

Readings for Saturday, May 15, 2021