As I was praying the rosary this morning, the Joyful Mysteries, this came to mind: Jesus said that if He did not leave, the Spirit would not be sent.
St. John witnessed Jesus say, “But I tell you the truth, it is better for you that I go. For if I do not go, the Advocate will not come to you. But if I go, I will send him to you.” [Gospel of John, 16:7, NAB Holy Bible]
We know that the Spirit guides the Church in all truth in matters pertaining to faith and morals. He has done so for over two millennia.
But as logic would have it, if Jesus is coming back, is not the Holy Spirit leaving? Would not Jesus say, “But if I return, I will take Him from you, and I will be your sovereign King and ruler.”
Let us be prepared for the possibility of being adrift without the Holy Spirit for a short time…for a short time. Let us prepare ourselves with frequent participation in the Sacraments.