Wednesday of the 6th Week of Easter
May 20, 2020
Ps 148:1-2, 11-14
USCCB Podcast of the Readings:
But when he comes, the Spirit of truth,
he will guide you to all truth.
The Prophets , Scriptures and the Church have been inspired by the Spirit of truth. The Spirit of truth establishes or reveals the truth . The Prophets are inspired by the spirit of truth and Prophesies are prophesied in it’s inspiration. The Scriptures are inspired by the Spirit of truth to the faithful and we see the written word of God . The Church and its teachings are the inspiration of the Spirit of truth.
Though the prophesies , Scriptures and the Church are the inspiration of the Spirit of truth , they are like only the signs of the Spirit of truth. If we have to meet the author of truth then we must walk on the directions shown by the signs of the Spirit of truth. If we do not walk in the Spirit of truth , these signs remain only a beautiful sign or a Monument . For Example if we have to know Israel , just going to Israel Airport or the Railway Station and come back will not give us full knowledge or goodness of Israel. If we have to visit Israel as whole we must go to Bethlehem, Nazareth, Galilee, Jerusalem, Golgotha, Red Sea, Wailing Wall and all the possible places in Israel which may take months or years to Know Israel.
The spirit of truth reveals us the Whole truth . The Written Prophesies , all Scriptures Text , Church building and administration is half truth or only the signs if we do not walk through them and meet the real truth Lord Jesus who is the Master of all truth. Jesus is the complete revelation on this earth and there is no more Prophets or More Scriptures or Second Body of Christ but whatever hidden or ignorant in Christ has been revealed to us by the Spirit of truth.
When we walk through the Prophesies, scriptures and Body of Christ in the light of Spirit of truth , we encounter to the mysteries of the kingdom of God. These mysteries can not be revealed to the ignorant , proud , lazy and idol worshipers because though they see , they can not understand and hear but not able to see because they feel good on these signs but never make an attempt to walk through them and do what they say . It is like looking ourselves in the mirror everyday and feel good but never make any attempt to change or clean ourselves in to our real image.
The spirit of truth reveals us the destination of the signs . It is not easy to walk in the Spirit of truth on this World. If we practice to walk through this path , we have to sacrifice many Worldly things in our life. The World and the Spirit of truth are opposite to each other. At every stage the navigation system of the Spirit of truth tells us to take a U turn from the Worldly ways of our life. When we take a U turn and obey the Spirit we will be able to reach the destination or understand the plan of God in our life.
Many a times we may think some things which we think bad in our life, may turn in to our good and some things which we may think good in our life may turn to our destruction. The best way of discernment is to walk through the Spirit of truth and the light, on our walk , the spirit reveals all things one by one until we know the whole truth . When we walk in the Spirit of truth , we may not see things of the far but the light becomes the lamp to our feet and light to our path and we will not stumble or fall but become more confident and bold.
St. Paul says to the Athenians in todays first reading : we ought not to think that the divinity is like an image fashioned from gold, silver, or stone by human art and imagination.God has overlooked the times of ignorance,
but now he demands that all people everywhere repent because he has established a day on which he will ‘judge the world with justice’ through a man he has appointed,
and he has provided confirmation for all by raising him from the dead.”
It is time to come out of false spirituality and come to the knowledge of truth by repentance and by walking in the Gospel of truth and freedom.