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Today's Gospel + short theological explanation

Wednesday 6th of Easter

Gospel text (Jn 16,12-15): Jesus said to his disciples, «I still have many things to tell you, but you cannot bear them now. When He, the Spirit of truth comes, He will guide you into the whole truth (…). The Spirit will take what is mine and make it known to you».

The repository of the faith

Fr. Àngel CALDAS i Bosch (Salt, Girona, Spain)

Today, in this brief text form Saint John; Jesus appears fundamentally as a teacher. He is eager to “tell us things”. Those things that save and were prophesized, in different ways, in the Old Testament. But He has to measure this teaching “As you are not able for it yet”. Sometimes these truths are not easy to assimilate, the spirit of truth “will guide you to the fullness of truth”.

The accumulation of things that Jesus tells us makes up the repository of the faith. To believe is first to know. The Church invites us to “reason” to delve into what Jesus tells us. If there is no reasoning that digs deep, it there is no permanent and sound religious information, then faith is reduced to a “bar room chat”.

—It hadn’t occurred to me lord that Sunday Mass is to listen to “things you tell me”. ¿Is it not time that I place the Catechism of the Catholic Church in a place of honor in my home? And to read it of course, to study it!

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