Sixth Week of Easter Wednesday
Acts 17:15, 22-18:1
John 16: 12-15
What if on the first day of school the teacher gave you the final exam that you were going to have for the school year and that would be your grade? No teacher would do that because you have so much to learn of the school year. God is preparing us for the final exam by teaching us day by day to trust him.
In our first reading, Paul is in Athens, it the center of the world for intellectual thought and philosophical discussion. Paul is in the Areopagus, a building where men sit around all day talking about intellectual and philosophical things. Paul is intrigued they know there is something more to life than what we can see, and they search for truth. Paul is invited to speak, and he informs them that the one true God made the world and all that is in it. They are those who are intrigued and want to know more, and some even follow Paul and the others.
In our Gospel Jesus says,” I have much more to tell you, but you cannot bear it now.” The disciples are filled with fear and doubt because Jesus has told them he is going away.
We too need to put our trust in a God who is doing his best to teach us a little each day. The Eucharist we celebrate is our proof of God’s presence.