The Gospel attracts people with its words of truth. In it,
the one who said, “I am the Truth” (Jn 13:6), speaks to us. He opens before us
the infinite mystery of God and makes us understand his plan of love for
humanity: his gift is the Truth.But the Truth has the infinite depth of mystery.
How can we understand and live it fully? Jesus himself knows that we are not
able to bear its “weight.” This is why during his last supper with his
disciples, before returning to the Father, he promised to send his own Spirit so
that he would be the one to explain his words to us and help us live them out.
«The Spirit of truth … will guide you to all truth»
The community of
believers knows the truth because they live with Jesus. At the same time, they
are also on a journey toward “the fullness of truth,” under the sure guidance of
the Spirit.The history of the Church can be read as the history of the gradual
and increasingly deeper understanding of the mystery of Jesus and his Word. The
Spirit leads it along this journey in many ways: “through the contemplation and
study of believers,” through the charisms of saints, through the Teaching of the
Church (See Dei Verbum, 8).The Spirit also speaks in the hearts of all
believers, where he dwells, making his voice heard. Time after time, he suggests
that we forgive, serve, give and love. He instructs us on what is good and what
is evil. He reminds us to live the Word of Life that the Gospel sows in us month
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