Monday of the 6th Week of Easter

This week the Gospel readings come from Jesus’ parting words to the twelve the night of the Last Supper. Jesus talks, cryptically, of His being handed over, of hard days to come, that they will endure for His sake, of his sending some kind of spirit or advocate. Everything will make sense, when the hour comes. “But in reality, that hour comes again and again and again and again in our own lives,” says Father Jerry in today’s homily, “When we try to find hope, when the grief is crushing, when we put aside our own security for what is just, when another’s desperation compels us to put aside our own flight… Lord, may we remember all that You have taught us, and find confidence and peace in Your presence in our midst.”