John 14: 16-17a, 26
"And I will ask the Father , and he will give you another advocate to help you and be with you forever-- the Spirit of truth.....But the Advocate, the Holy Spirit, whom the Father will send in my name, will teach you all things and will remind you of everything I have said to you."
Jesus made this promise, and his promise was promptly fulfilled. The words, "will remind you," bring to mind the conscience. But the Holy Spirit is more, I believe, than simply a conscience. It is God at work in us, giving us grace, guidance, and showing us the way to love others. For believers, the Holy Spirit truly can be our advocate if we listen. There is a challenge here for me. I am very much in tune when I do something wrong, but I suspect I may miss nudges to do something right. But here we are, with the Holy Spirit dwelling right here inside us. Am I listening?
Holy Lord, guide me, remind me, even push me please! I want to live in your Will. I am thankful for your Spirit, living in me. Amen