Seventh Tuesday of Easter

 FRIENDS and SERVANTS of the WORD Seventh Tuesday of Easter, May 15, 2018  WORD of the DAY    But now, compelled by the Spirit, I am going to Jerusalem. What will happen to me there I do not know, except that in one city after another the holy Spirit has been warning me that imprisonment and hardships await me.  Yet I consider life of no importance to me, if only I may finish my course and the ministry that I received from the Lord Jesus, to bear witness to the gospel of God’s grace.   (Acts 20: 22-24)   How shall I live this Word?  We are living this seventh and last liturgical week of Easter that will bring us to the feast of Pentecost.  However, these are texts that will help us to prepare for this solemnity.  In today’s first reading we find a rapid path that is very illumining about Paul that regards the theme of the Holy Spirit.  Paul is leaving for Jerusalem and in a climate of emotion and fraternal affection, he turns his last and precise goodbye to the elders of Ephesus. He affirms that he is ‘compelled by the Spirit’, and therefore knows that all...