Jesus recognised that his disciples were not capable of taking in everything at once.
Wisdom about life comes slowly and sometimes painfully.
We need to be ready and open to receiving the truth if it is to have any impact.
Wisdom is handed on from person to person, and from generation to generation, within families, within communities, etc.
Remember and give thanks for the people who have helped you to greater wisdom in life.
Come, Holy Spirit of God. Let us know again your presence and action in our hearts and lives. Help us to live by your gifts that we may know true freedom and inner peace. Amen.
(adapted from reflections on the Gospel by Kieran O’Mahony OSA, www.tarsus.ie )