Gospel: (15:26-27; 16:12-15)
Jesus said to his disciples, ”When the Advocate comes, whom I will send to you from the Father, the Spirit of truth who comes from the Father, he will testify on my behalf. You also are to testify because you have been with me from the beginning.
“I still have many things to say to you, but you cannot bear them now. When the Spirit of truth comes, he will guide you into all the truth; for he will not speak on his own, but will speak whatever he hears, and he will declare to you the things that are to come. He will glorify me, because he will take what is mine and declare it to you. All that the Father has is mine. For this reason I said that he will take what is mine and declare it to you.
St. Faustina noted in her Diary (D. 911, 1781)
”God allowed me to see His inner life. In spirit, I saw the Three Divine Persons, but One in Essence. He is One, Only One, but in Three Persons, none of Them greater or lesser; there is no difference between Them either in beauty or in sanctity, for They are One. One, They are absolutely One. His Love brought me to that knowledge and united me with itself. When I was united with One of the Divine Persons, I was also united with the Second and Third Divine Person, so whenever we unite with One of the Divine Persons, we are thereby united with the other Two, just as much as with the First. They have one will; they are One God, though Triune of Persons. Whenever One of the Three Persons comes to a soul, by that One will that soul is united with all Three Persons and inundated with the bliss that flows down from the Blessed Trinity; it is the bliss that nourishes the saints. The bliss that comes from the Blessed Trinity makes all creation happy; from it comes the life that enlivens and gives rise to all life whatsoever, life which has its beginning in Him. In those moments, my soul experienced such great Divine ecstasy that words fail me to describe it.”
”Pentecost. Before receiving Holy Communion, I renewed my vows in private. After Holy Communion, I was engulfed by the infinite Divine love. My soul abided in the company of the Holy Spirit, Who is the same Lord as the Father and the Son. His breath fills my soul with such ecstasy that it would be futile for me to try to put into words even a fraction of what my heart experienced”.
- Jesus wants me to come to Him and quench my thirst so that rivers of living water can flow from me. Do I draw as often as possible from the sources of life – from the holy sacraments? What do I feed my soul with?
- Am I seeking a living relationship with the Holy Spirit, who is the same Lord as the Father and the Son? Do I invite Him into my daily life, decisions, relationships, etc.?
- I will ask the Holy Spirit to lead me into full truth and intimacy with Him, the Father and the Son.