Gospel John 14: 21-26 Jesus tells the disciples the Holy Spirit is coming and why he doesn't want the whole world to know. Judas, not the Iscariot, said to him, "Master, then what happened that you will reveal yourself to us and not to the world?" What is going on, that must have been the question on everyone's mind. Here is Jesus telling his disciples to not let the whole world know, but is that what he is saying? Jesus came to bring fulfillment to the law: Love the Lord God with all your heart, mind and soul, love your neighbour as yourself, and by doing that you love God. So, why just let a few know?
We have all been in a group of moms and heard a lot of mommy tales and mommy wisdom. We all know of the mom who will try anything new, whether that be in parenting techniques or nutrition. Every week she seems to come up with some new thing she is trying and every week her kids seem to reacting poorly to her constant change in plan. That is one of the things Jesus is saying to the disciples, there are all kinds of things out there that sound good, but maybe aren't the best to do. We know that when we read anything on the net or in magazines or newspapers, we have to keep an open mind, a discerning mind. We have to pick and choose those truths from all the stuff out there. Some of it is good, some not.
We also know that what we may say to someone, like our mom who tries everything, our advice, experience, story may not be viewed with the gratitude we had hoped, in fact she may shoot us down. That is also what Jesus is saying, not everyone will get it, and those who do will understand what I was talking about and what I want them to do.