A Penitent Blogger

Mindful of my imperfections, seeking to know Truth more deeply and to live Love more fully.

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Wednesday, May 20, 2009

More of the same

Usually, when people say “more of the same”, they say it with disdain or even boredom.

In today’s Gospel (John 16:12-15), our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ essentially tells us that the Holy Spirit will be bringing us “more of the same”.

But this will be far from boring.

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.

The revelation of God in Jesus Christ is really much more than the human brain can comprehend – not even over a period of years.

The three years of our Lord’s earthly ministry was not enough time for the disciples. The years of religious education we received as children (or as converts) is not be enough for us.

There is infinitely more for us to understand, even of the things that we think we already do.

Indeed, God willing, eternity itself will be a never-ending thrill ride of discovery of the riches and the beauty and the wonder of God.

In the meantime, the Holy Spirit guides us in our earthbound journey of discovery, helping us uncover more and more of who our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ is and what He means in our lives.

Always the same – the truth does not change - yet always new and eternally exciting.

May we be faithful and may we be open – in Jesus’ name.