Sixth Tuesday of Easter – Acts 16:22-34; John 16:5-11

I don’t know God’s paths. I don’t know how He gets to people’s hearts and transforms them. That’s why it seems to me it’s too slow, too weak . . . Where is that Paraclete who was to make sure everyone believed in Jesus, in His reign in heaven, and the defeat of evil? Or maybe it’s we Christians that are such great failures that even the Holy Spirit isn’t able to help in the work of proclaiming to the world the Good News?

I don’t know God’s paths. It just remains for me to trust that He knows what He’s doing. And try above all for this one thing, which goes against many others, but is somehow up to me: to keep the commandments of Jesus. And in this way be the salt of the earth and a light to the world.

King of Heaven, Comforter, Spirit of Truth, who is everywhere and accomplishes everything, Treasure of all goodness and Giver of life, come and dwell in us. Purify us of all stain and rescue, O Goodness, our spirits.