Wednesday of the Sixth Week of Easter

Acts 17:15, 22-18:1 | Ps. 148:1-2, 11-14 | Jn. 16:12-15

Paul addresses the people of Athens concerning an altar dedicated to the “unknown God.”

Paul tells them that this God is “The God” of all who is above all and has no need for anything.  Yet God created the entire universe and has remained close to us to bring us to salvation.  Some of the people accept what Paul states and others reject his message.  Despite his achievements, Paul knows that he is to preach the Word of God and moves on to Corinth.  Jesus tells the disciples that when the Spirit of truth comes, He will guide them to the truth.  He will speak the Word of the Father to them.  This Spirit will glorify Jesus.  The Spirit will lead them to the Father.  Since Jesus, the Spirit, and the Father are one, all that is of Jesus is also of the Father and the Spirit.

Through His death and Resurrection, Jesus has led us to the Father.  Jesus’ departure made room for the coming of the Spirit to guide and direct us each moment of our lives.  Take time to express gratitude to Jesus for all He has done for you.  Ask Jesus to help you to be open to the direction of the Holy Spirit to guide you in all your decisions.

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