Keep It Simple

By Renaissance Girl

“Anyone who loves me will obey my teaching . . . and the Advocate, the Holy Spirit, whom the Father will send in my name, will teach you everything, and remind you of all that I have said to you.”

We’ve been reading through John’s account of the Last Supper in our morning services recently. What a banquet of truth and insight and encouragement for his disciples in a short span of time. This morning we read Chapter 14, vs.21-26. We arrived at the altar for Eucharist and had two phrases highlighted – “obey my teaching” and “The Holy Spirit will teach you.” It’s a matter of being in a state of listening. It’s not up to me to come up with the right answer or to feel defensive when my way turns out to not be THE way. “Keep it simple,” the Presider encouraged us, “Commit today to obeying God’s will, and listen for the Holy Spirit to tell you what it is.”


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About Renaissance Girl

I moved to the Community with my family in 1988 when I was 10 - which gives away my current age! I am now a solemnly professed member - I work at Paraclete Press, the publishing arm of the Community and I love my job! I also sing in the choir Gloriæ Dei Cantores, and am a member of Elements Theatre Company and Spirit of America Band. As a Docent for the Church of the Transfiguration, I get to discover new things about the church every time I share it with someone else. When I'm not doing one of those activities, I love to spend time with my dog or my "extended family". There's a lot of variety in my life which keeps me energized - and I'm learning how to be more in the moment so whether I'm at a rehearsal, or making dinner in the kitchen with 5 girls, they all get 100% of me!

One thought on “Keep It Simple

  1. Listening is the hard part in prayer. I want to come to the Lord with my “list” instead of coming to Him to ” listen”. Thank you for the reminder. Blessings.

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