SATURDAY, MAY 30, 2020

“The contents of the mission entrusted to the Apostles are these: to proclaim, baptise, teach and walk the path traced out by the Master, that is, the Gospel. This message of salvation implies first of all the duty of witness – without witness one cannot proclaim – to which we too, the disciples of today, are called to explain why we believe. Faced with such a demanding task, and thinking of our weaknesses, we feel inadequate, as the Apostles themselves surely felt. But we must not be discouraged, remembering the words Jesus addressed to them before ascending to Heaven: “I am with you always, to the very end of the age” (v. 20). This promise ensures the constant and consoling presence of Jesus among us. But how is this presence realised? Through His Spirit, who leads the Church as it walks through history as the companion of every person. That Spirit, sent by Christ and the Father, works the remission of sins and sanctifies all those who are repentant and open themselves with confidence to His gift. With the promise to remain with us until the end of time, Jesus inaugurates the style of His presence in the world as the Risen One. Jesus is present in the world but with another style, the style of the Risen One, that is a presence that is revealed in the Word, in the Sacraments, in the constant and interior action of the Holy Spirit.”

Pope Francis

 

 

Photograph from Uganda

 Saturday of the Seventh Week of Easter

Psalm 11

The just will gaze on your face, O Lord.

The LORD is in his holy temple;
the LORD’s throne is in heaven.
His eyes behold,
his searching glance is on mankind.

The just will gaze on your face, O Lord.

The LORD searches the just and the wicked;
the lover of violence he hates.
For the LORD is just, he loves just deeds;
the upright shall see his face.

The just will gaze on your face, O Lord.

 

Blessings from Team MISSIO!