When you pray for light, the Holy Spirit will cause you to remember word of Jesus that contain the solution to your problem.

Monday, 5/19/14

Let’s look at a sentence from the first reading, and then at one from the Gospel. 

In the first reading, in speaking of God’s dealings with the pagan world, Paul said, “He did not leave you without witness, for he gave you rains from heaven and fruitful seasons, and filled you with nourishment and gladness for your hearts.” Men must have seen that a wise and loving planner was behind the good things nourishing them. Paul repeated this idea in verse 20 of Chapter One in his Letter to the Romans. There he wrote, “Ever since the creation of the world, his invisible attributes of power and divinity have been able to be perceived in what he has made.” 

(The pagan Greek philosophers Plato and Aristotle, from observing the wonders of this world, arrived at the conviction that they had been formed by one who is all wise and all good.)
From the Gospel the sentence that should be especially dear to you is the last verse. “The Holy Spirit whom the Father will send in my name will teach you everything and remind you of all that I have told you.
That last part tells you that when you are trying to find the way out of a  difficulty, and you pray for light, the Spirit will suddenly cause you to remember words of Jesus that will be the answer you are looking for. It might be just right for you to recall Jesus saying, “Render to Caesar the things that are Cesar’s.” or “Let the little children come to me,” or “Let not your heart be troubled.”

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