Daily Archives: 8 May, 2024

Truth does not come from Google, Reflection for Marriages, John 16:12-15

From the Gospel according to John
Jn 16:12-15

Jesus said to his disciples:
“I have much more to tell you, but you cannot bear it now.
But when he comes, the Spirit of truth,
he will guide you to all truth.
He will not speak on his own,
but he will speak what he hears,
and will declare to you the things that are coming.
He will glorify me,
because he will take from what is mine and declare it to you.
Everything that the Father has is mine;
for this reason I told you that he will take from what is mine
and declare it to you.”

Word of the Lord.

Truth does not come from Google.

How beautiful it is that Jesus always considers the Father and the Spirit when He speaks. He does not only convey information but also love, courtesy, unity.
To delve into the truth, we need the Holy Spirit to communicate it to us. Therefore, let us be wary of guides who do not pray. Dear married couples, tutors, and guardians, let us rely more on prayer, for it is the Holy Spirit who guides us to the truth. All Truth comes from the Father, and what does not come from Him is not true. To decide what I need to do in our daily life in marriage, pray a lot. To know how to help my husband, pray a lot. To help other spouses, pray a lot. Prayer, Sacraments, giving and receiving in marriage… everything that attracts the Spirit of Truth, to be in the truth.

Applied to married life:

Ramón (Julia’s husband): Going to play golf on Sundays, I don’t think it’s wrong, right? Sports are good, and besides, it relaxes me.
Julia: After working outside all week, he spends Sundays with friends. I don’t know how to give up without resignation. Deep down, I am left with an internal burden that later takes its toll on me.
Andrés (Laura’s husband): I think our problem is that my wife is unbalanced. If she calmed down a bit… maybe with a little pill…
Laura: I don’t understand why I had to end up with such an unbearable in-law family. I married my husband, not his family, right?
Jaime (Ángela’s husband): Besides the rosary, do we have to pray the Gospel every day? Seems like an exaggeration to me. We should be more normal…
Ángela: My husband does not accompany me in matters of faith. Should I sign up to be a catechist if he does not share this decision? Yesterday I suggested praying the Chaplet of Divine Mercy in the car, and you should have seen how he reacted…
Married Tutor: To discern correctly, pray more, pray a lot together, spouses.


It’s impressive how much wisdom the Holy Spirit has left in the Church throughout the centuries. Why do we often live as if we have to rediscover the truth from scratch? Why don’t we rely on Him to make our decisions or to clarify reasons that lead us to unfruitful arguments? The Father gives us the gift of Wisdom through the Spirit, and we seek it on Google. Praise be to God who shares everything and does not keep anything for Himself, as far as we are capable of understanding. Amen.