In today’s Refill:
Things are tense. But God is still exactly the same today as yesterday. And our call – to love God with our whole heart and love our neighbor as ourselves – is still exactly the same today as yesterday too. So let’s start with a reflection from Kyle Heimann about John Chapter 14.
The very first line of John 14 is “ “Do not let your hearts be troubled.” And a few lines later, Jesus says, “I am the way and the truth and the life.” And a little later he says, “If you love me, you will keep my commandments. And I will ask the Father, and he will give you another Advocate* to be with you always, the Spirit of truth,* which the world cannot accept, because it neither sees nor knows it. But you know it, because it remains with you, and will be in you. I will not leave you orphans; I will come to you.” It’s all right there – Jesus gives us the answers. He is the answer. No matter how confusing or frustrating or scary the world around us gets, Jesus is the way and the truth and the life. He will not leave us orphans. So let’s keep our eyes on Jesus today, no matter what it brings.
A new episode of Morning Jolt with Sr. Ignatia Henneberry from the Sisters of St. Francis of Perpetual Adoration. This time, Sr. Ignatia talks about scrupulosity and how God wants us to know his forgiveness and grace.
Then it’s our November Student of the Month from Michiana! This month we hear from Concord senior Janaye Acosta about how dance and good friends have drawn her closer to Jesus.
And one of the hardest things about the pandemic for me has been feeling removed from my faith community. Events get cancelled. Regular prayer services can’t always happen. It’s hard. But one group of people decided to find a way to bring some sense of community back and praise God together. Fr. Drew Curry, Scott Druhott, and Robb Gregory talking about Friday Night Praise.