• Denise Lanik

WEDNESDAY OF THE SIXTH WEEK OF EASTER, MAY 29, 2019


Mass Readings:

Gospel

JN 16:12-15

Jesus said to his disciples:

"I have much more to tell you, but you cannot bear it now.

But when he comes, the Spirit of truth,

he will guide you to all truth.

He will not speak on his own,

but he will speak what he hears,

and will declare to you the things that are coming.

He will glorify me,

because he will take from what is mine and declare it to you.

Everything that the Father has is mine;

for this reason I told you that he will take from what is mine

and declare it to you.”

Reflection:

"I have much more to tell you, but you cannot bear it now.

But when he comes, the Spirit of truth,

he will guide you to all truth.”

Have you ever thought about what “truth” is or what it means? What about the Holy Spirit, have you ever thought about who the Holy Spirit is or how can someone we cannot see guide us and teach us?

So, according to the Miriam Webster dictionary, here are two of many definitions for Truth:

-the body of real things, events, and facts : ACTUALITY

-a transcendent fundamental or spiritual reality

It is interesting how these definitions end with actuality and reality. This seems to me, something our world is trying to lead us (and especially our youth) away from in so many aspects of our lives.

As I reflect on this Gospel reading and feel led to focus on “truth” and the “Spirit of Truth”, so many questions come to mind. Questions about my reality and how I am allowing the Holy Spirit of Truth to guide me and teach me.

Jesus has so much to teach His disciples, and He says here in this reading that they “cannot bear it now”. Wow!

A prayer from my heart: Lord Jesus Christ, thank you so much for the precious gift you have sent to us in allowing the “Spirit of Truth” to come to us and teach us the Truths of God. As we read this Gospel reading again, please come to us and fill us with your Holy Spirit, so we can learn all that you want us to learn in this moment. Stay with us through out the day and continue to guide us and teach us in the reality of our lives and help us to give glory to God in all we do, think and say. Amen.

In our PAPA handbook page 22, Our Philosophy and rule of life is to Pray, Serve and Bless (PSB). How will I go out and PSB today?

Veni Sancte Spiritus!


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