Tuesday 30 August 2022
1 Corinthians 2:10-16. The Lord is just in all his ways – Psalm 144(145):8-14. Luke 4:31-37.
The Spirit reaches even the depths of God
Every one of us has a special relationship with the Holy Spirit. It is a central part of the gift of being human. God works in us and through us and alongside us, building bridges and knocking down walls. St Paul had a great understanding of this. Remember that beautiful line in the letter to the Romans: ‘the spirit comes to help us in our weakness’. I don’t think any of us gets far as a Christian without feeling the force of those words. The greatest moments in life are when our frailty encounters God’s strength, when our self-deception encounters God’s vision. Today St Paul says that ‘the Spirit teaches us the depths of everything, even the depths of God’. Our depths can only be known by the Holy Spirit. Jesus shows us this in today’s Gospel. The people in his home district are blinded by their shallow expectations of life’s possibilities.