The Melanesian Martyrs' Memorial Church of St Andrews

Easter 6a, 2020

The Spirit is what helps us to see and respond to God’s life in Christ, in ourselves and each other.  The reference to the Holy Spirit that Jesus is sending in our Gospel reading today reminds us that Ascension is around the corner and Pentecost is looming.  By assuring us of the continuity of God’s presence in our lives, Jesus is also assuring us of the ongoing availability of God’s absolute and unconditional love.

In the wonderful treasured words of St. Paul, we may therefore be sure that nothing, “neither death nor life, nor angels, nor rulers, nor things present, nor things to come… will be able to separate us from the love of God which is in Christ Jesus.”