Reflection on the Gospel-Trinity Sunday Year C John 16:12-15

-Veronica Lawson RSM
The opening sentence of today’s gospel touches something very deep in human experience. Jesus tells his disciples: “I still have many things to say to you, but you cannot bear them now.” In John’s gospel, Jesus is depicted as sensitive to the anguish of his friends and to their limited capacity to absorb the enormity of what was happening to him and to them. There was only so much they could “bear” as the inevitability of Jesus’ death dawned on them. They will come to understand who he is and what he has taught them, but only through the power of God’s “Spirit of truth” who will guide them into “all the truth”.