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Being the Spirit of truth He will guide you to all truth.


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"When He comes, however, being the Spirit of truth He will guide you to all truth." -John 16:13

Jesus calls Himself "the Way, and the Truth, and the Life" (Jn 14:6). He promises that the truth will set us free (Jn 8:32). He prays for us to be consecrated in truth (Jn 17:19). Jesus asks the Father to send the Spirit of truth (Jn 14:16-17).

The Lord is clearly preoccupied with the truth. When Jesus speaks of truth, He does not refer to information but relation. He is speaking of true love, a true friend, a spouse who is true. He speaks of faithfulness and commitment.

When Jesus promises the Spirit of truth, He promises that we will be guided into true relationships. The Spirit will guide us into friendships which will not break our hearts but be our lifelong strength and encouragement. The Spirit can do this because He knows our hearts and our futures (1 Cor 2:10-11; Jn 16:13). Receive the Spirit of true relationships and true love.

Prayer:- Father, "what a friend we have in Jesus!" May we be true to You and true to others.
Promise:- "He has set the day on which He is going to 'judge the world with justice' through a Man He has appointed - One Whom He has endorsed in the sight of all by raising Him from the dead." -Acts 17:31

3 comments:

Ed Sousa, Sr. said...

God, our Father, we thank You for Your love, we recognize You today as Our God, our Creator. We thank You for our life, for the lives of our parents and all the people whom we have met, and those whom we have yet to meet. Along with Mary we ask You, give us the grace that we may, through prayer and sacrifice, prepare ourselves for the Coming of Your Holy Spirit.

Give the strength that we may be freed of all that which at this moment hinders us from being open to Him, Your Holy Spirit. Lord, we bring before You our entire life, all that which is deformed inside us, all that is bad within us, all that is dark and injured, and we beg You, come and heal us, through You Holy Spirit. And we beg You forgiveness that we were often fearful of You, that we often distrusted You, and did not allow You to transform and to change us. Prepare our heart so that we may recognize Your plan through the Holy Spirit, that we may listen for Your word, and that we may then live it. Send into our heart your Spirit of Truth, that we may recognize You, our true God, and that we may allow ourselves to be led by the Holy Spirit on Your path to Eternal Life.

Lord, we beg You, send Your Spirit of Truth and Love into the hearts of all those who are responsible in the Holy Church, and in the world. Send Your Holy Spirit into the hearts of those who, at this moment, are resisting You, who still distrust You, and change their hearts. Send the Spirit of Love into the hearts of those who hate, send the Spirit of Strength into the hearts of those who have become enslaved by sin, so that we, as Your Children, may come to be able to love in freedom and in love. Give us the grace that we may come to understand the message that the Mother of Your Son Jesus Christ has given us through Her, and that we all may come to live better lives with the strength of Your Spirit. Bless us and heal us, and bless all those who have ever asked for our prayers, through Jesus Christ, our Lord. Amen.

Fr. Slavko of Medjugorje
Medjugorje; May 28, 1998

Daily Grace said...

Thank you for this wonderful post. I have two of Father Slavko's books, one is Praying with the Heart and the other is Fasting with the Heart. He was truly a Spirit filled man.

Ed Sousa, Sr. said...

Daily Grace,
Yes, Fr. Slavo was a wonderful priest and a very holy man. I loved being with him at the holy hour of adoration in Medjugorje.