John 16:12-15 Reflection:
The time is coming for Jesus to leave and he is preparing his disciples for the coming of the Spirit. We should all be aware of this; the infusion of the Spirit at Pentecost is an act of God that changes our lives. Once we have received the Spirit of God our lives should change and we come to know God in a more intimate way.
In her wisdom, the Church gives us the daily readings to lead us into the thoughts of the universal church for this particular time. Now we are supposed to be reflecting on the coming of the Spirit. Jesus tells us why this will happen—if he told us all that the Spirit teaches us it would be too much for us.
This means that something special is about to happen to the apostles. The full truth of who Jesus is and what he taught is about to be revealed to them. There shall be no more doubt and unknowing; they shall be certain of what he meant. What a difference that shall make to their ability to teach.
For us the Spirit shall increase one truth in us, that Jesus is Lord. All else stems from this and all leads back to this, the fact that we believe that Jesus is Lord of all. When we know this in our hearts the Spirit is within; then we cannot be shaken.