Prv. 8:22-31 | Ps 8:4-9 | Rom 5:1-5 | Jn 16:12-15
This first Sunday after Pentecost the church has chosen readings that talk about what is most important in life, namely loving God above all things. Doing this means that we will be wise people and give thanks and praise to God for all the gifts we have received and all that have been a part of our lives. Paul tells us that it is through Christ that we have been saved and healed. Paul also tells us that we should not only give thanks for the good things in our lives but also for the things that bring us suffering because that suffering brings us to reliance on God for all that we need.
Jesus tells His disciples that He has much more to teach them but they are not ready to hear it. When the Holy Spirit comes upon them, He will bring them to understand and to do the will of God. Thus God will bring about the good that is needed and will reward us for all we do. We are called to take the time to give thanks and praise to God for all that God has given us. God will continue to walk with us and guide us on the journey.