Humbly submit your will to God (thy Will be done) and consecrate yourself to the Sacred Heart of Jesus through Mary and Joseph.

Jesus leaves us with the Holy Spirit.  He even says it is better if He goes and leaves us the Holy Spirit.  How can we have something better than Jesus?

Jesus said to his disciples: 
“When the Advocate comes whom I will send you from the Father,
the Spirit of truth who proceeds from the Father,
he will testify to me.
And you also testify,
because you have been with me from the beginning.

“I have told you this so that you may not fall away.” Jn 15:26-16:4

Jesus said to his disciples:
“Now I am going to the one who sent me,
and not one of you asks me, ‘Where are you going?’
But because I told you this, grief has filled your hearts.
But I tell you the truth, it is better for you that I go.
For if I do not go, the Advocate will not come to you.
But if I go, I will send him to you.
And when he comes he will convict the world
in regard to sin and righteousness and condemnation:
sin, because they do not believe in me; 
righteousness, because I am going to the Father
and you will no longer see me;
condemnation, because the ruler of this world has been condemned.” Jn 16:5-11

This is revolutionary!  If a person is about to leave for a long time and wanted to leave behind the most important things that he/she can, it would include the most important material things and the wisest words.  In Jesus’ case, that would be the most important spiritual things and the Truth in Word and Spirit.  God is the most intelligent.  He does not make mistakes and today’s words from Jesus are profound.  ”But I tell you the truth, it is better for you that I go.”  

Why?  Jesus is outside of us, Jesus breathes the Holy Spirit inside of us.  We often look for God in so many places when He is right inside of us.  This should change the way we pray, the way we act, the way we understand how we are saved.  

The Holy Spirit guides us when we read the Scriptures and pray. The best but most often hardest way to pray is in silence; God is found in a still small voice (“Be still and know that I am God.” Psalm 46:10) Christ’s Spirit speaks to us in the silence. I have found it wise to ask the Holy Spirit to guide me each day increasing the gifts and fruits of the Spirit inside me that I received at Baptism and Confirmation.  The greatest gift God gives us is Himself in the Holy Spirit, the love between the Father and Son that is so great we have the Holy Spirit.  If we open ourselves up to the guidance of the Holy Spirit we can be transformed by God!

Jesus said to his disciples:
“I have much more to tell you, but you cannot bear it now.
But when he comes, the Spirit of truth,
he will guide you to all truth.
He will not speak on his own,
but he will speak what he hears,
and will declare to you the things that are coming.” Jn 16:12-15

Jesus said to his disciples:
“As the Father loves me, so I also love you.
Remain in my love.
If you keep my commandments, you will remain in my love,
just as I have kept my Father’s commandments
and remain in his love.”  Jn 15:9-17

Jesus leaves us the Holy Spirit for a reason.  It is God’s salvation plan for us to have the spiritual powers of mind, will, and memory to fight sin/Satan and love. He gives us the Truth.  He commands us to love.  He gives us the Holy Spirit to guide us and accomplish this.  Therefore, He gives Himself totally and completely in a covenant of blood and His love lives on in us with the Holy Spirit. His grace, His life, His Spirit lives on in those who are baptized. Wow! His radical love for us brings comfort, peace, and joy. Amen.

Be a servant, become a saint!
#Christian YOLO