Thursday, May 3, 2018

5th Week of Easter, Friday, 04-05-18

Acts 15:22-31 / John 15:12-17

Everyday we are faced with decisions, regardless of the importance of it.

It may be deciding whether to leave the clothes out to dry since the weather is so hot and humid, or making a life-long decision of entering into marriage.

But the question is how do we come to those decisions? What is involved in the decision-making process?

In the 1st reading, we heard that the apostles and elders sent delegates to Antioch to announce the decision they have made.

In that letter, we heard how they came to that decision. It was clearly stated as this : "It has been decided by the Holy Spirit and by ourselves ... "

So it was the Holy Spirit who inspired and directed the decisions and the apostles and elders prayed and discerned before making the decision.

In the gospel, Jesus told us that the Father will give us anything we ask in His name.

What else do we need to ask for, other than we be sensitive to the promptings of the Holy Spirit in our hearts when we are making decisions.

With the guidence of the Holy Spirit, we can be assured that our decisions will bear fruit that will last.