"I still have many things to say to you, but you cannot bear them now."
Ready? Do you hear me? I've been having some trouble with laryngitis so actually hearing me could be a problem. I would also ask, however, are you paying attention? As in are you really listening? How often do we come, we have fellowship - see friends, worship - sing hymns but when things get quiet our mind is somewhere else? The activities for later? Think of the to do list? The grocery list? Think of it like a three legged stool - one leg is presence, one leg is worship and fellowship, but the third leg is listening or paying full attention.
Jesus has been talking to the Disciples, and us, about what is about to happen. It has been a long day, a lot happening, good food and fellowship but Jesus is explaining, telling what is going to happen. This time Jesus is telling them they aren't quite ready to hear all of it. The Comforter, The Advocate, will guide them and help them through everything that will be coming and happening. The Holy Spirit, that we celebrated last Sunday IS here. Today we celebrate Trinity Sunday - God, Jesus and Holy Spirit - Three in One, One in Three. If you try to figure it out it can drive you crazy. If you listen AND pay attention Jesus is telling us we have a Guide, a Comforter who will Advocate for us. God with us - Emmanuel.
A little different way of thinking about "three in one" is the idea of the stool - presence, worship AND paying attention. Are we doing all three? Or as Caregivers are we "there" but our mind is somewhere else? Something to think about........
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