Random Gospel Study - Inspiration
of the Holy Spirit
If any one loves me, he will keep my wordJohn 14:23-29
23 Jesus answered him, "Those who love me will keep my word, and my Father will love them, and we will come to them and make our home with them.
24 Whoever does not love me does not keep my words; and the word that you hear is not mine, but is from the Father who sent me.
25 "I have said these things to you while I am still with you.
26 But the Advocate, the Holy Spirit, whom the Father will send in my name, will teach you everything, and remind you of all that I have said to you.
27 Peace I leave with you; my peace I give to you. I do not give to you as the world gives. Do not let your hearts be troubled, and do not let them be afraid.
28 You heard me say to you, 'I am going away, and I am coming to you.' If you loved me, you would rejoice that I am going to the Father, because the Father is greater than I.
29 And now I have told you this before it occurs, so that when it does occur, you may believe. (NRSV)
Inspiration of the Holy Spirit - From the Sacred Heart of Jesus
If anyone loves me, he will keep my Word. To keep my Word really means to put my words into practice, to draw wisdom from my lessons of love, to make an effort to live by my will and to be ruled by my love.
It is very common for a soul to pursue the way of holiness, doing most of the things I have asked for. But there is always a tendency to fail; there is always room for more to be done.
The greatest problem is the ego. Pride is always tempting souls to abandon the way of righteousness. The evil one is aware of the souls who are making efforts to please me and he will lay many snares on their way to incite selfishness and pride to conquer their hearts. Therefore the only weapon against the adversary is humility of heart, which involves self-denial and a complete way of littleness.
I said that the road was narrow and very difficult, I know that it is hard for you, but I ask you to work hard, so that you may rejoice in the company of my Father and in my company as well, since we will be very pleased with obedience and will dwell in a humble and contrite heart.
My Peace I have brought to you with the triumph of my resurrection. You have been reconciled with God.
You who believe in me are a temple of my Holy Spirit. My Holy Spirit will guide you to understand my word and to keep it in your heart. Open your heart and remain in me. My Grace will not abandon you but will make you a very strong follower of mine and an apostle of my Word.
By Joseph of Jesus and Mary
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