will love him; and we will come to him and live with him. But if anyone does not love me, he will not keep my words; and these words that you hear are not mine,
but the Father’s who sent me. I told you all this while I am still with you. From now on the Helper, the Holy Spirit whom the Father will send in my name,
will teach you all things, and remind you of all that I have told you.
Like many great prophets and true messengers,
Paul and Barnabas remind those who marveled at their works that
it was not through their power that these great deeds were being accomplished,
but that they were simply instruments and messengers of the living God. And in the Gospel,
Jesus tells his disciples that just as the Father had sent him,
so now the Holy Spirit would be sent in his name so that he may continue to guide
and remind the disciples of what Jesus had taught them. The Holy Spirit, the “Helper”,
is sent to strengthen them and be the constant reminder to them of everything that Jesus had taught in the Father’s name.
God never gives us a task for which he does not equip us with everything that we need.
He never leaves us to do the work by ourselves, rather he is always there, aiding and assisting us,
strengthening us and protecting us – until the work he has asked us to do is accomplished.
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