12th of May

Publié le 11 Mai 2021

Gospel text

(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."

 

The Application

 

We do not understand how God works in our lives. Jesus Himself tells us that we are not able to understand Him and with the support of the Holy Spirit, we can easily understand the truth of life, death and resurrection. This truth will confirm to us the divine accompaniment by the Holy Spirit in our daily lives and the life-giving presence of Jesus in our person and the fulfilment of the divine will in our human actions.

 

 

 

Thus, in our human actions, Jesus will be glorified and in his glorification, God will be honoured. Therefore, the glory of man will be de facto the divine glory, for by letting the Holy Spirit lead us into freedom, and in this freedom God will act in and through us. How is it possible for man to act divinely in his humanity, without an impulse from the Holy Spirit? This is the truth, and this truth, once accepted and lived, will transform us and give us a new life, a life in God and through God.  

 

Action of the day : Have patience in life.

 

 

 

 

Daily Quote from the Early Church Fathers:

 

The Spirit makes Christ known,

by Augustine of Hippo, 354-430 A.D.

 

"He [the Holy Spirit] will make me clearly known by pouring love into the hearts of believers and making them spiritual and thus able to see that the Son whom they had known before only according to the flesh - and who they thought was only a man like themselves - was equal to the Father. Or at least, when his love filled them with boldness and cast out fear, they would proclaim Christ to men and women, and in this way they would spread Christ's fame throughout the whole world... For what they were going to do in the power of the Holy Spirit, this the Holy Spirit says he does himself." (excerpt from TRACTATES ON THE GOSPEL OF JOHN 100.1)

 

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