Link to today’s readings: http://usccb.org/bible/readings/052317.cfm
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.”
The Holy Spirit could be our conscience, convicting us when we do wrong. We all have an innate sense of right and wrong, we are born with it. But as we grow up we either lose it or ignore it. The Holy Spirit helps us to stay on the right path. He is that little voice that reminds us when we are doing something that is not right. You know the feeling. What do you do about? Listen or ignore?
Prayer: Heavenly Father, thank you for the gift of the Holy Spirit, for the conscience that I seem to lose from time to time. You do not force me to do the right thing, but you are there to remind me which path I should take. In Jesus’ holy name, I give you praise, honor and glory! Amen and Alleluia!
Your right hand saves me, O Lord, Alleluia!