Jesus wants his community to be filled with the Spirit

Fr Paul says we see a familiar pattern in John’s Gospel (16:16-20) today: Jesus says something to the disciples, they are confused or don’t understand and then Jesus goes on to teach them again.

In this particular Gospel, Jesus wants the community he has created and nourished to be filled with his Spirit so that they can transmit the message to others.

Today in reflection, we ask ourselves: Am I open to receive and listen to the Spirit? Do I have the courage; having been created and nourished by Jesus, to share his message and teachings with others?