Reveal Myself to You – Reflection on John 14:15-21
Jesus’s promise to “reveal Myself to them” means that if you love Him, Jesus is personally saying “I will reveal Myself to you!” Jesus’s love fills us with the Spirit of truth and helps reveal our ministries to transform the world. When you consume the Word or Eucharist, you believe that Jesus is no longer some unseen external thing but instead has risen. Jesus inside of you opens the door to make you aware and respond to Trinity’s reality. You can think of your journey with Trinity as the metaphor of the infinity symbol (∞) or Mobius strip* that comes back on itself. No matter where you are on the infinity symbol, you can follow the contours, and unconditional love will humbly loop back through you to reflect it into your community.
Jesus Discourses with His Disciples by James Tissot painting at full resolution.
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John 14:15-21 – Scripture*
The Promise of the Holy Spirit
15 “If you love me, you will keep my commandments. 16 And I will ask the Father, and he will give you another Advocate to be with you forever. 17 This is the Spirit of truth, whom the world cannot receive, because it neither sees him nor knows him. You know him, because he abides with you, and he will be in you.
18 “I will not leave you orphaned; I am coming to you. 19 In a little while the world will no longer see me, but you will see me; because I live, you also will live. 20 On that day you will know that I am in my Father, and you in me, and I in you. 21 They who have my commandments and keep them are those who love me; and those who love me will be loved by my Father, and I will love them and reveal myself to them.”
Thank you for meditating on this Gospel and reading this Lectio Divina on John 14:15-21 Reflection – Reveal Myself to You.
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Prayer for young families:
Lord, let the young families of our communities get to know your joy, peace, comfort, and love despite worldly distractions.
*This site has permission to use the New Revised Standard Version Catholic Edition (NRSVCE) Bible John 14 passage.
*Mobius Strip from free images on Pixabay, artist name Peace,love,happiness.
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