Today's Scriptural Meditation Readings:
May 16, A.D. 2007
Scripture from today's Liturgy of the Word:
Acts 17:15, 22—18:1
Psalm 148:1-2, 11-12, 13, 14
A brief reflection on today's Scripture passages:
He will guide you to all truth . . . . (John 16:13)
The Holy Spirit is the essence of all truth. Everything that is true is true only in so far as it participates in the Holy Spirit. The Holy Spirit does not speak on His own, but in union with the other persons of the Trinity. He does not say just anything at all, but only what He is told to speak in the agreement of the Three Persons.
The Holy Spirit is deeply mysterious--borne of the love of the Father for the Son, yet eternally coexistent with them, He is the spirit of flame and life who came upon the apostles at Pentecost.
One of the great gifts of the Spirit is the protection He affords the Church against error in matters of faith and spirit. Because of His power we have a Pope who speaks the truth in matters of faith. Because of His power we can know the truth and abide in it.
More than that, this same Holy Spirit prays in us, especially when we do not know the words to say. He is constantly interceding for us at the Father's side. And we know that we have Him because He comes to us with our baptism and our confirmation.
The Holy Spirit is our companion and our route to becoming like Jesus. He is our comforter in afflictions and our friend in trial. He is the guarantee that what we believe in faith is indeed true.
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