Gospel – John 16:12-15
Jesus said to his disciples: “I have much more to tell you, but you cannot bear it now. But when he comes, the Spirit of truth, he will guide you to all truth. He will not speak on his own, but he will speak what he hears, and will declare to you the things that are coming. He will glorify me, because He will take from what is mine and declare it to you. Everything that the Father has is mine; for this reason I told you that He will take from what is mine and declare it to you.”
The Catechism of the Catholic Church
2466 In Jesus Christ, the whole of God’s truth has been made manifest. “Full of grace and truth,” He came as the “light of the world,” He is the Truth “Whoever believes in me may not remain in darkness.” The disciple of Jesus continues in his word so as to know “the truth [that] will make you free” and that sanctifies. 59 To follow Jesus is to live in “the Spirit of truth,” whom the Father sends in his name and who leads “into all the truth. To his disciples Jesus teaches the unconditional love of truth: “Let what you say be simply ‘Yes or No.’”
729 Only when the hour has arrived for his glorification does Jesus promise the coming of the Holy Spirit, since his Death and Resurrection will fulfill the promise made to the fathers. The Spirit of truth, the other Paraclete, will be given by the Father in answer to Jesus’ prayer; he will be sent by the Father in Jesus’ name; and Jesus will send him from the Father’s side, since he comes from the Father. The Holy Spirit will come and we shall know him; he will be with us for ever; he will remain with us. The Spirit will teach us everything, remind us of all that Christ said to us and bear witness to him. The Holy Spirit will lead us into all truth and will glorify Christ. He will prove the world wrong about sin, righteousness, and judgment.
692 When he proclaims and promises the coming of the Holy Spirit, Jesus calls him the “Paraclete,” literally, “he who is called to one’s side,” ad–vocatus “Paraclete” is commonly translated by “consoler,” and Jesus is the first consoler. The Lord also called the Holy Spirit “the Spirit of truth.”
From “Door To Heaven” Testimony of Catalina Rivas (DH-18:5; 25.1:1-2)
5) …..All of you, pray a lot so that the Spirit of Truth enters within you. Kneel before this Divine Sacrament to heal the wounds inflicted on Me by the whole world. The moment is approaching and I am looking for souls. Sin has blindfolded their eyes and this damage can only be repaired through prayers and sacrifices. The evil one is spreading his power over nations and at a certain point he will destroy the better part of the flock. Pray that you will not fall into temptation…
1)…. The only law I give you is to love with your heart and your spirit; be faithful to tradition, in this way you will not sin against the Spirit, because the other one, the spirit that appears in the world today is not the Spirit of Love but of corruption…
2) Remember, that your God returns a hundredfold… Watch out that the voice of the evil spirit does not dull the voice of the Spirit of Truth…Wait for Me and look for Me; be always in profound prayer. Offer Me your inability to find Me, the abandonment and everything that you find hard to do because of your lack of faith… Your inner life should always serve as a foundation for all apostolic work and should never be postponed for any reason. Does not God come before any person or event?
Each week we will be presenting a portion of the following Sunday’s readings, and linking it to relevant parts of the Catechism of the Catholic Church and messages from the Testimony of Catalina. Pay special attention to the italicized underlined sections. This Sunday it is asked, What kind of soil will you be for the word of God? We hope this is inspiring and educational. Any comments you have are certainly welcomed.
Tim Francis prepared this educational program to help you increase your faith and love for the Holy Trinity and our Blessed Mother. His website is http://YouShallBelieve.com
I have known Tim for many years and recommend his work highly. He is a strong advocate for the “The Real Body and Blood Of Jesus” and the numerous miracles that occur on a daily basis. Both of us are greatly inspired by the amazing writings of Catalina Rivas. Catalina is one of the few individuals in history who personally experienced the “Stigmata Of Jesus Christ.”