Church of Jesus Christ of the Universe
23 May 2021
We are celebrating the Feast of Pentecost and of the Holy Spirit. In yesterday’s message the Holy Spirit said: “You have reached an important stage.”1
In order to begin to understand the Holy Spirit, I think it would be good to review the whole situation. Jesus says several times: “But when he, the Spirit of truth, comes, he will guide you into all the truth.”2 He also says: “He will not speak on his own; he will speak only what he hears, and he will tell you what is yet to come.”3 With this, Jesus also proclaims that the Father is above Him and that the Father is above the Holy Spirit. Jesus says and does what He sees the Father doing4, and so does the Holy Spirit. However, Jesus and the Holy Spirit always do one thing: they help us to know the Father. That is the whole truth when it says: “He will reveal to you what is to come.”5 These words contain the path towards the Father, towards the knowledge of the Father.
In the readings of the past week, of the Gospel, we hear Jesus’ prayer for us that has prepared us for the gift of the Holy Spirit.6 On the other hand, in the book of Acts, we also heard that some, although disciples of Jesus, did not know the Holy Spirit and had not even heard of His existence7. I believe that this is also true today: we know the Holy Spirit by name, but most of us do not know how to understand and participate in His work. Continue reading