John 14:15-17 NRSVue
15“If you love me, you will keep my commandments. 16And I will ask the Father, and he will give you another Advocate, to be with you forever. 17This is the Spirit of truth, whom the world cannot receive because it neither sees him nor knows him. You know him because he abides with you, and he will be in you.
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Some thoughts on this scripture
Jesus promises to send us ‘the Advocate’, ‘the Counsellor’. these words suggest some sort of legal figure but really Jesus is telling us that we will be accompanied by his friendly, life-giving, enabling and affirming Spirit. Where do you need this Spirit in your day? Where do you ask for the Spirit? Where do you recognise the Spirit’s presence?