After five weeks of Eastertide we are approaching Ascension and Pentecost. Today the Holy Spirit is foreshadowed by Jesus in His Last Supper prayer.
It is interesting to note the names of the Spirit used by Jesus. Firstly, He is the Advocate. This means literally the one to whom I cry out. In the Greek it is the Paraclete, the one to whom I cry. The promise is he will be with you forever.
He is also called the Spirit of Truth whom the world can never receive since it neither sees nor knows him. Elsewhere the Spirit will teach us everything and remind us of all the things that Jesus said.
It is interesting to study how Jesus refers to the Holy Spirit. Here we see some examples: the Spirit of Truth and the Advocate, the Teacher and the one who helps our memory.
“In a short time you will see me …..because I live and you will live. On that day you will understand that I am in my Father and you in me and I in you.”
Jesus’ promise to us in His farewell prayer is union with the Father and the Son and the Holy Spirit!!!
This is a far cry from being left as an orphan!!!!!!!