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Sunday, September 22, 2019

John 14:16-17: Jesus taught us saying, “I shall ask the Father, and he will give you another Paraclete to be with you forever, the Spirit of truth whom the world can never accept since it neither sees nor knows him; but you know him, because he is with you, he is in you”.

We tend to think of ourselves as independent, separate beings; we believe that our skin holds our organs in and the world out . . . and yet we know this thinking to be incorrect.  The human skin is a porous organ with billions of pores that act as gateways to the world; and just so does the Paraclete permeate our souls and call us to God.

And God says: No matter how much you try to remain apart from me . . . I will be with you.  No matter how much you struggle to remain separate from me . . . I will be in you.  This is incontrovertible. This is immutable.  This is absolute. My eternal truth will be with you and in you always . . . for this is how much I love you.

We are God’s well-loved creatures.  God’s Spirit abides within us.  We are loved.  Let us act as though we understand that it is God who made us . . . and God who is in us.

Type the words Holy Spirit in the blog search box, see what comes up, and spend some time reflecting on what it means when Jesus says that God is in us.

A re-post from August 22, 2012.

Image from: http://svm2.net/abandonedtimes/cultivating-daily-fellowship-with-the-holy-spirit-part-2/

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