WAITING FOR THE HOLY SPIRIT
“I have much more to tell you, but you cannot bear it now.” I have always loved this bit of scripture that is our Gospel today. It reminds us – it comforts us – to know that all we need, we already have. Jesus is patient. We cannot bear it all at once, so Jesus will wait until we are ready. This is such good news!
Blessed Peter Faber used to say that “Time is God’s Messenger.” It is a hard lesson to learn, because it demands that learn how to live life without answers – we learn to live in between the spaces rather than in them.
But we have all experienced the difference between pushing and testing the Spirit – of God or of someone else. And the difference lies in our judgment, which often leads to our frustrations and fears. When we are led by the Spirit, our judgment is minimalized, freeing us to heal and compassionately accompany others while they (and we) grow.
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