May 9 – Wednesday

Wednesday of the Sixth Week of Easter

Reading: JN 16:12-15

                The Holy Spirit will guide you into all the truth

Reflection:

THE SPIRIT OF TRUTH

 

Pilate posed this question to Jesus at His trial: “What is truth?” Jesus says, “I am the Way and the Truth and the Life.” Truth is embodied in His person. His whole life is a manifestation of truth. We find this truth in those intimate times of communion — the power of prayer. Many of us are searching for truth, like Pilate. Others may influence us to look this way, or to follow this idea, all in the name of truth. Pilate experiences this himself as he comes to grip with the person of Jesus. He didn’t want to listen to his wife, who seemed to speak prophetically into his life, “Don’t mingle with this man (of truth).

 

The Spirit is actively involved in the life of every believer. Jesus wants us to have this openness, yet it is too much for the disciples to bear. Hence, He tells them to wait for the Spirit to come and then they will be led into complete truth.

 

The same call beckons us as the Great Pentecost approaches. Let us be with the disciples in waiting for the Spirit of truth. Let Him enlighten us in His ways and truth —Fr. Brian Steele, MGL

 

Prayer:

Dear Holy Spirit, guide us to the truth, and renew the face of the earth. Amen.