From today’s Gospel, from St John: ‘I have yet many things to say to you, but you cannot bear them now. When the Spirit of truth comes, he will guide you into all the truth …’

St Augustine said: ‘The Holy Spirit, whom the Lord promised to send to His disciples, to teach them all the truth which, at the time He was speaking to them, they were unable to bear:  … that Holy Spirit, therefore, teaches believers also in the present life, as far as they can severally apprehend what is spiritual; and enkindles a growing desire in their breasts, … which will lead him both to love what he knows already, and to long after what still remains to be known …’

Truth and Love belong together; as we grow in truth, so we grow in love; and the opposite is also true, that as we grow in love, so we grow in truth. May God’s grace be poured into our hearts this day, that we may truly grow in both these virtues; and may God bless you this day.