Daily Reflection – May 22, 2016
Sunday 22 May 2016
First Reading: Proverbs 8:22-31
O Lord, our God, how wonderful your name in all the earth!
Second Reading: Romans 5:1-5
Gospel Reading: John 16:12-15
Today’s Feast: The Solemnity of the Most Holy Trinity
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.”
Wisdom comes first.
As daughters and sons of man we are mortal and fragile, susceptible to pain, injury and suffering though blessed with great dignity. Our suffering develops in us endurance. Through suffering we find wisdom, maturity and we build character.
We seek and find peace with God through Jesus Christ. Throughout our lives he develops hope in us. We hope for the glory of God and to know him and to accept his greatness, love and mercy. Hope does not mean we won’t suffer, but that we have patience, especially in the face of suffering. Hope is found in knowing the victory that is coming.
To ‘bear’ our trials we must continuously mature and grow as we prepare for the future. Just as Jesus tells His disciples, ‘I have much more to tell you, but you cannot bear it now.’ The same is true for all of us.