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I Have Much More to Tell You

May 20, 2020

Wednesday of the Sixth Week of Easter

John 16:12-15

“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.

Opening Prayer: Heavenly Father, have I thanked you this Easter season for the gift of your son, Jesus? Thank you. And thank you for the gift of the Holy Spirit who guides me in all truth. Please open the ears of my heart to hear who you are calling me to be and show me what that will look like in my day today.

Encountering Christ:

1. Time and Eternity: Jesus is very patient with us. He has much to tell us but knows that it will take a lifetime for us to listen and absorb his words. This is why we don’t want to miss a single day of prayer. He always speaks the words we need to hear, and we only have this short life to learn. It is a supreme grace to be aware of how short our life on Earth is, so that, like St. Paul, we may pour ourselves out like a libation while we have the opportunity.

2. The Gift to Be Shared: “He will take from what is mine and declare it to you.” Jesus shows us in his relationship with the Father and the Holy Spirit that the gifts of the faith are to be shared. This truth motivates us to continue to give of ourselves in word and deed to all those we encounter.

3. The Spirit Guides Us: Our Lord promised that the Spirit would guide the apostles to all truth. The Spirit does the same for us. If we’re wrestling with a Church teaching, unsure of the meaning of a Scripture passage, or trying to apply our faith to a concrete problem in our life, we can call on the Holy Spirit with confidence. “We have not received the spirit of the world but the Spirit that is from God, so that we may understand the things freely given us by God” (1 Corinthians 2:12).

Conversing with Christ: Generous Jesus, stretch my heart to grow in gratitude for the gift of faith and the union I share with your blessed Trinity. May I imitate your patience and generosity in all of my relationships so that I may be a reflection of your love here on earth.

Resolution: Lord, today, by your grace, I will meditate for five minutes on the Trinitarian relationship

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