Wednesday of the 6th week of Easter year A

Theme: The spirit of truth

In the 1st reading of today we see the encounter between Paul and the people of Athens. When you have the holy spirit, it will lead you to the complete truth. We see that fact in the life of Paul in today’s 1st reading. The people had alters for the different gods that they worship, and they had an alter that was dedicated to an unknown God, and Paul took the opportunity and the wisdom of God to explain to them about the unknown God. Given this situation that Paul found himself, it is only the wisdom of God that can inspire one, through the help of the holy spirit to be able to handle such a situation.

In every given situation that we find ourselves in life, the will of God must be accomplished. Even though some of the people were not comfortable with the teaching of Paul about the resurrection, we were told that some people accepted the words of Paul and were converted. It is very possible that those who got converted after the preaching of Paul was the main reason why God directed Paul to go to Athens and tell them about who the unknown God in their midst is.

My brothers and sisters in Christ, Jesus continues to prepare his followers for his Ascension to his heavenly father. By doing so, he calms their fears, especially about the fact that he will no longer be with them physically. Today he is assuring them of the fact that when he lives them, his father will send them the advocate who will lead them to the complete truth. As children of God, we all need the presence of the advocate in our lives, to lead us to the complete truth. When we have it, we are empowered and the ignorance of the people of Athens in the 1st reading of today will not be found in our lives.

Dear friends in Christ, let us dispose ourselves positively towards the spirit of truth, just like those who responded positively to the teaching of Paul in the 1st reading of today and enjoy the fulness of God love and grace in our lives. We are all encouraged today to make the holy spirit our friends by giving him a chance in our lives. We all need the power of the holy spirit in our lives, just like the church of Christ. May almighty God bless his words in our hearts, as we continue to prepare for the coming of the holy spirit, in the name of the father and of the son and of the holy spirit. Amen. Peace be with you.


Wednesday of the 6th week of Easter year A, by Fr. Jude Ifeanyi Ifezime, C.S.Sp