Jesus said to his disciples:
"I have much more to tell you,
cannot bear it now.
But when he comes, the Spirit of truth,
guide you to all truth.”
As we continue to get closer to the wonderful
Solemnity of Pentecost,
we continue to focus in on the Holy Spirit.
This passage specifically
points to the Holy Spirit as the
“Spirit of Truth.”
It’s interesting how
introduces the Holy Spirit
under this title.
He explains that He has much more to tell them,
but they cannot bear it now.
In other words, the “Truth” is too much for them to bear
unless the Holy Spirit is alive
within them and teaching them.
This gives us two
wonderful insights worth
First, if we have not truly opened our lives to
the power and presence of the Holy Spirit, we can
be certain that we cannot
bear the Truth.
We cannot understand the
deep truths of God
and we cannot believe them
the Holy Spirit is alive
That’s a frightening thought in that,
is not fully immersing someone,
that person is left in the dark regarding all Truth.
And, sadly, they will not even realize
they are in the dark!
If that does not make sense then perhaps you, too, suffer a
bit from a
lacking of the Spirit of Truth.
Because when the Spirit of Truth
is alive within, you
will know that
know the Truth.
Secondly, when you have
fully opened your mind and heart
you will become hungry
for the Truth.
The Holy Spirit will “guide you to
And one of the effects
of being guided into all truth is that
you will be amazed with
You will be in awe
at the understanding of things
open up in your mind.
You will be able to make
sense of things
in anew way.
The Holy Spirit is the perfect “guide”
the journey toward the
Truth is glorious.
Christians should recognize how blessed they are to
enter the kingdom of God,
to be in the presence of God.
So we should not be consumed by
the sufferings-of this world,
glory of God we will witness
will surpass it all.
We should be longing for the day we see
Jesus’ in His return.
How open are you to the Truth?
How fully do you embrace
all that God
wants to reveal to you?
Open yourself more fully to the Holy Spirit
and seek all that He
wishes to reveal to you.
Teach me and guide me into all Truth.
Holy Spirit, Divine Lord, I trust in You.