Gospel: John 16:12-15
I still have many things to tell you, but you cannot bear them now. When he, the Spirit of truth comes, he will guide you into the whole truth.
For he will not speak of his own authority, but will speak what he hears, and he will tell you about the things which are to come. He will take what is mine and make it known to you; in doing this, he will glorify me. All that the Father has is mine; for this reason, I told you that the Spirit will take what is mine, and make it known to you.
“He will guide you into the whole truth.”
Jesus does not reveal every- thing to his disciples in one sit- ting or in three years. He knows the capacity of his disciples. They might experience spiritual indigestion or data overload. He leaves many materials for reflec- tion and spiritual upliftment to the guidance of the Holy Spirit. They might be absorbed better if done later with the Holy Spirit.
The Holy Spirit is a good ally of Jesus. He does not act on his own volition. He communicates only what he hears from him. He does not invent anything foreign to Jesus.
When the Holy Spirit comes, he will bring everything that Je- sus possesses, his riches, his wis- dom and everything a missionary needs to fulfill his mission until the end of his life.
St. Paul as a missionary is seen as escorted by his fellow missio- nary in his missionary journey. They must have been guided by the Holy Spirit. In Athens, the great city of Greece, Paul speaks under the influence of the Holy Spirit to the Athenian citizens, many of whom are looking for human wisdom like their own fa- mous philosophers.
Is the Holy Spirit alive in your heart and mind? Where does your wisdom come from?
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