2018 05 20: Deep Breath

So now, my brothers and sisters, we live in the moment after judgment, the moment when God has already poured out the great love of his Holy Spirit upon his sons and his daughters, the moment when the world groans in birth pangs, as our brother the Paul puts it. The travail is already over, even as we feel ourselves in its midst. And that is why Jesus ends by telling his disciples and by telling us, “I still have many things to say to you, but you cannot bear them now.