Friday of the Sixth Week in Easter, Year B John 16:16-33
Verses of great promise are here that we need to commit to memory. “Whatever you ask the Father in my name He will give you.”
This will happen because ironically, Jesus is going away. He plays on the notion of a “little while.” He is going to be taken away in the coming crucifixion, but soon after, he is coming again in the Holy Spirit, bringing a joy that no one can take away.
Think of it: no one can take away the joy that Jesus longs to give you in the Holy Spirit! You and I will go through various mood swings from those sinful tendencies of selfishness and fear that still lurk about, but they need not last very long. “In a little while” joy can return. Joy is to be the continual state of our lives as Christians.
The Reading for Today
Fridays in the Easter Season are dedicated to the Gospel of John.