John 14:15-16 'If you love me, you will keep my commandments. And I will ask the Father, and he will give you another Advocate, to be with you for ever. Jesus answered him, 'Those who love me will keep my word, and my Father will love them, and we will come to them and make our home with them.’
When we recall the words of Jesus we are reminded of what he said, the Holy Spirit is at work. We should pray that we may be more aware of the quiet working of God's Spirit in our lives. We pray that our thoughts, inspirations and desires be open to the prompting of the Advocate.
We could think of ourselves as Temples of the Holy Spirit or we might consider Jesus' more domestic image as he says that God is ‘at home' with us. Just rest with this thought - that God is comfortable and available in our being.
Creative God, revealed to us in many ways,
we celebrate your transforming love
shared for all
as Jesus, on the night before he died,
shared bread and wine
with those who understood him and those who didn’t,
with those who would deny and betray him,
with the deserving and the undeserving.
He took bread.
He blessed it, broke it and gave it to them saying,
“Take this and divide it among yourselves. This is my body
which is given for you. Do this in remembrance of me.”
In the same way
he took the cup.
He blessed it and gave it to the disciples saying,
“Take this and divide it among yourselves. This cup which is
poured out for you is the new covenant in my blood.”
Spirit of the living God
move among us all,
for you transform us into the people you invite us to be,
for you transform the world into the place you dream it to be.
Make us one in love,
Blow among us, Spirit of God,
fill us with your courage and care.
Hurricane and Breath,
take us on a journey of love
Singing the Faith 372 v3
And so the yearning strong,
with which the soul will long,
shall far out-pass the power of human telling;
for none can guess its grace,
till Love create a place
wherein the Holy Spirit makes a dwelling.