In the Gospel Jesus said this, “When they hand you over, do not worry about how you are to speak or what you are to say. You will be given at that moment what you are to say.”
That statement of Jesus was the basis for one of our stale priest’s jokes. Having read this passage in Latin, we saw the phrase “will be given” in its Latin form of dabitur. So, speaking of priests who do not properly prepare their sermons, we say they depend on the Dabitur.
Leaving such foolishness aside, let’s look at something of personal worth in Our Lord’s promise. It’s this: since the Spirit is there to help the unprepared preacher, he must also be there to help every honest soul.
The old catechism told us we were born to know, love, and serve God. Let’s go back to that first part. We are born to know God. When our reading of the Bible and of other Christian literature leaves us with unanswered questions about God we should turn our questions over to God. If we wait with patience, the Dabitur will answer your questions.
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