Posted: 07 May 2013 06:30 AM PDT
Today’s Gospel Text: “I have yet many things to say to you, but you cannot bear them now. 13 When the Spirit of truth comes, he will guide you into all the truth; for he will not speak on his own authority, but whatever he hears he will speak, and he will declare to you the things that are to come. 14 He will glorify me, for he will take what is mine and declare it to you. 15 All that the Father has is mine; therefore I said that he will take what is mine and declare it to you. John 16:12-15
Reflection: Some people have a tremendous capacity for gathering information and there are some who can make their brains overwork too.
But there always remains the human limitation when the brain can no longer take more than what it normally does. It reaches a stage of fatigue.
Many of us tend to be selective and would rather work our memories in areas where we get a positive stroke or acceptance or in areas of deep interest to us.
But just as food is to the body, whose lack of knowledge could lead us to hunger situations similarly there is the spiritual food whose route to our system is through the mind, if we are ignorant of what is spiritual then our Spiritual stomachs will remain starved.
The spiritual food is best assimilated when ruminated or pondered upon,even if it is not an area of interest to us. Such knowledge is essential for survival even unto eternity.
Our capacity for knowledge and information is ultimately limited by the forces that work against us through the medium of our mind and body such as fatigue, lethargy , anxiety, pain or other forms of mental or physical sickness, many a times brought about due to our sinfulness.
Such sickness coupled with the poor state of our mind could lead us to state of spiritual vacuum.
Jesus knowing the human frailty and the necessity of the divine knowledge, gives us the Spirit of truth; the Holy Spirit as our counselor.
One of the biggest roles the counselor plays is to take us close to Jesus; the source of all knowledge and the one who can transform us.
The Holy Spirit even brings to mind that knowledge about our Savior; the knowledge that comes through infusion into the soul: “changed into his likeness from one degree of glory to another; for this comes from the Lord who is the Spirit. 2 Cor 3:18
Prayer: Lord, infuse your wisdom and grace into my soul as I with unveiled face behold your glory each day at your feet. (Cfr. 2 Cor. 3:18)
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