June 8, 2020

John 16:13 He [the Spirit of Truth] won’t draw attention to himself, but will make sense out of what is about to happen and, indeed, out of all that I have done and said. The Message Bible

This is what Jesus tells his disciples in the gospel of John on the night before his crucifixion. This is only one of several passages that John relates where the disciples are not given answers but are assured that they will get at least some of them, the ones they really need, later. It has been a full-time job lately to “make sense” out of all that has been happening. I am reminded that this time is so confusing for me because the largest portion of my life has been pretty much smooth sailing; maybe yours too. But there have always been people dealing with illness and hunger and injustice and violence as a regular part of their days. We owe it to them to be open to this Spirit of truth and seek to make God’s sense out of our time. It is up to us to make today’s sense out of “all [Jesus] has said and done.” No small calling. How will you live the divine mystery this week?

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