Our Comforter 

May 21, 2020

As the telescope reveals not itself, but the stars beyond, so the Holy Spirit reveals not himself, but Christ. Just think how we are able in this age of ours to communicate with distant parts of the earth thanks to electric or light waves. Why, therefore, cannot our Lord, who dwells in heaven, be within whispering distance of us, through his Holy Spirit? Our Lord said to his apostles, “It is only for a short time that I am with you, my children. I will not leave you orphans.” Then he promised his Spirit that would abide with them forever. That Spirit he sent was to be another Comforter. He was their Comforter on earth. And now his Spirit would be their comfort, their Paraclete, their Advocate. Listen to the words of our Lord, “I will ask the Father and he will give you another Comforter, one who will dwell with you forever.”