The Gospel According to 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 from 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.”
Reflection: One of the best gifts, of being a Deacon, is that I have the honor of Baptizing babies and children. Not only to be able to be at the start of their faith journey with God, but to be able to revive that blessing to their parents, godparents, grandparents, and all those who come to celebrate this momentous occasion. This Sacrament re-news their relationship with God and maybe they remember ‘what’ they have forgotten and are able to hear these words for the first time, again.
Today, Jesus tells us that He has much more to tell us, but we cannot completely understand it now. But when the Spirit comes, he will guide us through it. As we all live and grow spiritually, we will come to know God and His truths about all things. That’s why we all must remain vigilant in our relationship with God. A strong prayer life is essential in understanding God and our Catholic faith as well. It is also important to know that as humans, some of us learn best when it is taken step by step allowing our minds, our hearts and our souls to absorb the truths of the Gospels, at God’s pace…not ours.
Action of the Day: Do you know the date of your baptism? It is as important, if not more, than your birthdate. Are you a Godparent to someone? Do celebrate their baptism date with a visit or a phone call? I challenge all of you to find out that date if you don’t know it and celebrate!! I just celebrated mine a few weeks ago. May 2.