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Acts of the Apostles 17: 15,22-18:1
Psalm 148:1-2, 11-12, 13, 14
John 16: 12-15
Jesus tells His friends that there is much more He would like to share
with them, but they ˈcannot bear it now.ˉ He then goes on to explain
to them that ˈthe Spirit of truthˉ is coming ˀ to glorify Him, and to
give the disciples everything that is His, which is everything that ˈthe
Father has.ˉ
Jesus is always trying to tell His disciples who He is, and in so doing,
reveal their own nature. But He knows that for the most part they will
have no idea what in the world He is talking about. And so He pre-
pares their hearts to take it in over time. I know He does the same for
When Jesus Christ shares with His disciples that He will be giving
them everything, how can they ˈwrap their heads aroundˉ that idea?
One can only imagine, or really ˀ one cannot imagine, what it is He
is withholding from them. Only now, in my middle age, am I begin-
ning to have a glimpse of a glimmer of the beautiful truth and amaz-
ing love that God has for me. For
. Despite my years of Catholic
education and upbringing in a devout family I had virtually no under-
standing until now, not only that Jesus Christ is the love of my life,
but that I am the absolute love of my Savior˅s life, as is each one of
us. This is the great Mystery.