The Spirit of truth will glorify me!
Readings: 1st: Acts 17:15-16.22.18:1; Ps: 148; Gos John 15:12-15
This brief reflection was written by Rev. Fr. Njoku Canice Chukwuemeka, C.S.Sp. He is a Catholic Priest and a Member of the Congregation of the Holy Ghost Fathers and Brothers (Spiritans). He is currently working with the Spiritan International Group of Puerto Rico & Dominican Republic. He is the Administrator of Parroquia La Resurrección del Senor, Canovanas and the Chancellor of the Diocesis of Fajardo-Humacao, Puerto Rico. For more details and comments contact him on: firstname.lastname@example.org, email@example.com, firstname.lastname@example.org
Today is Wednesday of the sixth week of Easter. The dialogue between Christ and his disciples continues to progress very well.
While Christ prepares for his journey and ascension to heaven, he continues to prepare and equip his disciple for their new mission and journey on earth.
Today’s Gospel begins with this sentence from Christ: “I still have many things to say to you…” After this, Christ continues to reveal, and explain the mission of the Holy Spirit to his disciples.
Of course, if someone so important is coming, they need know: who he is, where he is coming from, why he is coming, and how he will be useful to them. Christ is answering and clearing these imaginary questions in the heart of his disciples.
So, Christ revealed to us, another important attribute and mission of the Holy Spirit. He is the Spirit of truth. Hence, whoever receives the Holy Spirit will be fully illuminated in the truth.
Later, Christ added: “He will glorify me.” Surely, this is one of the principal missions of the Holy Spirit. The testimony and revelation of the truth by the Holy Spirit will be the peak of the glory of Christ.
As Christ has already told us, the Holy Spirit is not coming for himself, or on his own account. Rather, he is coming to confirm the work of Christ. Through this, together with the Father, he will glorify Christ. This is the ultimate mission of the Holy Spirit
Finally, this is the ultimate mission of the Holy Spirit. Seeing the glory of Christ, equally, all of us who have truly believed in Christ, will bow down our knees to adore and glorify Christ as our Lord and Savior, who lives and reigns for ever and ever. Alleluia, Alleluia!
Peace be with you all!