The Great Mystery

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Wednesday of the Sixth Week of Easter

John 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 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, I come to you in prayer today to encounter you in all your majesty. Open my heart that I may learn from you, get to know you better, and love you more so as to serve you always.
 
Encountering Christ:

  1. Let Me Introduce You: Yesterday in the Gospel, Jesus was saying farewell to his disciples and today he gave them these comforting words. He introduced his disciples (and us) to the great mystery of the Trinity. Three in one, one in three, what an unfathomable truth! In his great gentleness, Jesus fed us slowly in these verses. We have so much to learn about the Father, Son, and Holy Spirit. Let us keep our hearts open to this pure love and seek to learn more.
  2. The Perfect Guide: The Holy Spirit wants to guide us in truth. It can be difficult to listen in the noisy world in which we live. Devoted time to prayer can help us be less anxious about the things that are to come. With open hearts, let us listen and rely on the truths that the Holy Spirit, that sweet guest of our souls, is whispering to us and wanting us to share with the world which so desperately needs truth.
  3. Generosity: Jesus is never outdone in generosity! Jesus gave us everything that the Father gave to him—everything: our life, our baptism, the Eucharist, our families. How often do we sit and ponder with Our Lord the greatness of his gifts? How can we show our appreciation? How do we receive such great gifts? Love, love, love!

Conversing with Christ: Father, Son, Holy Spirit–Holy Trinity–thank you for this time. Thank you for opening my mind and my heart to experience this pure love, this pure gift of yourself. May I rest and be at peace knowing you are always with us. Open our hearts to this great truth!
 
Resolution: Lord, today by your grace I will make a visit to Our Lord in the Eucharist, pondering and giving thanks for The Holy Trinity.
 
For Further Reflection: In the School of the Holy Spirit, by Jacques Philippe.
 
Patty Kozarits believes words matter. An etiquette consultant, Regnum Christi member, wife, mother of four, and grandmother of three, Patty uses God’s word to help others lead kinder and more respectful lives in hopes of leading all closer to Our Lord.

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