In the Gospel from the Mass (John 16:12-15) Jesus reaffirms that He is sending the Holy Spirit to help us:

[12] “I have yet many things to say to you, but you cannot bear them now. [13] When the Spirit of truth comes, he will guide you into all the truth; for he will not speak on his own authority, but whatever he hears he will speak, and he will declare to you the things that are to come.  [14] He will glorify me, for he will take what is mine and declare it to you. [15] All that the Father has is mine; therefore I said that he will take what is mine and declare it to you. [16] “A little while, and you will see me no more; again a little while, and you will see me.”

Jesus Christ offers us the great gift of the Holy Spirit to guide us as an Insurance Plan:

  • Jesus tells us that the Holy Spirit discloses the full meaning of the Gospel (John 14:26), counter acting the acts of Satan which are purposefully intended to deceive and corrupt the world (John 8:44).
  • As time goes on, now and in the future, Christ has given us this perfect guide who continues the teaching mission of Jesus Christ, bearing witness to the Truth (John 8:31-32; 18:37; CCC 687).
  • This gift of the Spirit to the Apostles, hand-picked by Jesus, and acting on the Authority of Jesus, have continued to lead the Catholic Church through the millennia.  The guidance of the Spirit is Christ’s guarantee that the gospel will not be corrupted, distorted, or misunderstood by the ordained shepherd os the Church during her earthly pilgrimage (CCC 768, 889-92).

We must both take great joy and marvel at how Jesus Christ ensures that His grand strategy of Salvation (His logos) continues through the giving of the Holy Spirit.

The Holy Spirit is an insurance plan; who knew?