Today’s Readings – January 2, 2013
Even after being baptized, it is possible for me to be deceived. Today’s first reading says that I don’t need any person to teach me after my anointing (my Confirmation?), that I will know what is true and false if I remain in him. It’s interesting… by remaining in him, St. John is referring to the teachings of Christ, the teachings “heard from the beginning.” I may not need another person to teach me, but I need the Holy Spirit to guide me. And the Holy Spirit can use others to lead me back to Christ, if I only empty myself to his gentle guidance.
Dear Holy Spirit, please lead me back to the Scriptures and let the Word of God teach me. I lose myself in the words of other authors. Help me, beloved Holy Spirit, by letting other words lead me back to His Word.