“Not until we have become humble and teachable, standing in awe of God's holiness and sovereignty... acknowledging our own littleness, and willing to have our minds turned upside down, can divine wisdom become ours.”
(Gospel Text: JN 14:23-29)
Jesus said to his disciples:
“Whoever loves me will keep my word,
and my Father will love him,
and we will come to him and make our dwelling with him.
Whoever does not love me does not keep my words;
yet the word you hear is not mine
but that of the Father who sent me.
“I have told you this while I am with you.
The Advocate, the Holy Spirit,
whom the Father will send in my name,
will teach you everything
and remind you of all that I told you.
Peace I leave with you; my peace I give to you.
Not as the world gives do I give it to you.
Do not let your hearts be troubled or afraid.
You heard me tell you,
‘I am going away and I will come back to you.’
If you loved me,
you would rejoice that I am going to the Father;
for the Father is greater than I.
And now I have told you this before it happens,
so that when it happens you may believe.”
The Holy Spirit will teach us everything (Jn 14:26).
To receive true, profound, practical teaching on all that we need to know, we must be teachable, that is, docile.
Are you teachable?