Proverbs 8:22-31; Psalms 8:4-9; Romans 5:1-5; John 16:12-15
In today’s Gospel Lesson, Jesus says to the disciples, “I still have many things to say to you but they would be too much for you now. But when the Spirit of truth comes He will lead you to the complete truth” (Jn. 16:12,13).
The Spirit of Truth is within you now, waiting to guide you to all truth. The journey begins when you are honest to God, honest with God, honest before God, and honest with yourself about your faith in the Divine Rule of Love.
The modern cliches popular with young people today, “keeping it real,” and “straight up,” (in other words telling the complete, unvarnished truth) are anything but new. When Jesus talked about this, He said that His loyal disciples were men and women of such integrity that when they said “Yes,” you knew they meant “Yes”; and when they said “No,” you knew they meant “No.”
One problem with the “keeping it real” notion is that it can…