Non-Christians have a tough time trying to understand it, and we Christians have a tough time trying to explain it. I’m referring to the central mystery of our faith that we call the Trinity.
Simply put we believe in one God who is three divine persons: Father, Son and Holy Spirit.
Today’s Gospel passage is from the evangelist John’s Last Supper discourse is not an explanation of the mystery. However, it does have Jesus talking about the Holy Spirit and telling his disciples, and us, that the Spirit will guide us to all truth. This is something to think about, we must let the Spirit guide us to all truth.
Truth has taken a beating in our world. Listen to the political discourse. There are even fact check websites and the irony is that requests for the truth or falsehood of a quote may be given the answer “mostly true” or “mostly false”! Truth can be elusive and we can be very challenged to not lie – to tell the truth.
And yet we must be people of the truth. We cannot compromise in that. Others may lie on their tax returns, their applications for a job, insurance, or a bank loan, their accomplishments in life, the character defects of people they don’t like etc. Let that not be us. We are disciples of Jesus, living in the Spirit of Truth, and we must be people of the truth.
God bless you all,
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