Gospel of John 16:12-15
Jesus said to his disciples: ‘I still have many things to say to you, but they would be too much for you now. But when the Spirit of truth come, she will lead you to the complete truth, since he will not be speaking as from himself but will say only what he has learnt; and he will tell you of the things to come. He will glorify me, since all he tells you will be taken from what is mine. Everything the Father has is mine; that is why I said: All he tells you will be taken from what is mine.’
Gospel of the Lord
GUIDELINES TO HELP US TO MEDITATE ON THE PASSAGE SO AS TO RECOGNIZE AND CELEBRATE GOD’S PRESENCE AND ACTIVITY IN OUR LIVES AND WORLD TODAY.
“I still have many things to say to you, but they would be too much for you now.” Can you remember an experience, when somebody who was hugely important in our lives was taking leave of us, and gave us a last and deep teaching that they wanted us to remember for the rest of our lives?
We offer a prayer of thanksgiving for the wisdom bestowed on us by others who rather than hold it for themselves generously shared it with us – “He was not speaking as from himself but will say only what he has learnt”
“But when the Spirit of Truth comes, he will lead you to the complete truth “Can we recognise in our Catholic Church any new openness and willingness to learn and receive from people of other churches and other religions? Lord, help us always to be humble and to celebrate all that unites us together, forgive us for the times when we have frowned upon other religions and have been closed to listening and learning from them.
“Everything the Father has is mine”
Can you identify someone who has loved you selflessly and you know in your heart that they would give everything they had for your happiness. We offer a prayer of thanksgiving for all whose lives have been a rich blessing to us. We pray that by their loving example we too may reflect this in the way we live our lives.