Reflection on John 16:12-15

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Scripture

When the Spirit of truth comes, he will guide you into all the truth.”

Observation

This is a part of Jesus’ teaching to the disciples at the Last Supper.

Jesus tells them that He has many more things still to say to them. The Spirit of truth is coming and He will lead them into all the truth.

The Spirit does not speak from His own authority but only what He hears. He will glorify Jesus by taking all that is His and passing it onto the disciples.

All that the Father has belongs also to Jesus. The Spirit will take all of this and declare it to the disciples.

Application

The Trinity- Father, Son and Holy Spirit- is a mystery to us. Three persons in one God. Not one God totally homogenised. Not three gods living separately. Rather, a community of love expressed in three distinctive forms.

Every follower of Jesus has the Holy Spirit dwelling in them. The Spirit is the Spirit of truth who will not allow us to be deceived. The Spirit takes all the truth about the nature and personality of the Father and the Son and leads us to a place where we “understand” the mysteries of God.

We never have to fear being alone because He is always with us. And, to the extent that we surrender our will to the Holy Spirit, He will lead us always in the ways of truth.

Prayer

Blessed God- Father, Son and Holy Spirit- you are a mystery too deep for human understanding. Thank you for the grace of knowing you. Take me deeper into your ways. Amen.

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