Brothers and Sisters in Christ,
In prayer, by the Holy Spirit, we are in communion with the risen and
glorified Lord: intimate, real and immediate communion. And we look forward
with confidence to that day when our joy will be full because we will share
forever in heavenly glory by seeing him in whom we put our trust by faith
in the Holy Spirit.
...what the Father gives us when our prayer is united with that of Jesus
is 'another Counselor, to be with you for ever, even the Spirit of truth.'
(Jn 14:16-17) This new dimension of prayer and of its circumstances is
displayed throughout the farewell discourse. (Cf. Jn 14:23-26; 15:7, 16;
16:13-15; 16:23-27) In the Holy Spirit, Christian prayer is a communion
of love with the Father, not only through Christ but also in him: 'Hitherto
you have asked nothing in my name; ask, and you will receive, that your
joy may be full.' (Jn 16:24) (Catechism of the Catholic Church 2615)
I look forward to meeting you here again next week as, together, we
"meet Christ in the liturgy",
Used with the permission of Fr. Cusick from his website.