The 'Holy Spirit' is sometimes referred to in the Bible as the 'Spirit of Truth'.  It is apparent from biblical accounts that while on Earth some two thousand years ago, Jesus embraced a mission of bringing true reality to humankind. 

Knowing he would not live forever in this world, he told all who might also embrace his mission,

“I will ask the Father to send you another Helper, the Spirit of truth, who will remain constantly with you. The world does not recognize the Spirit of truth, because it does not know the Spirit and is unable to receive Him. But you do know the Spirit because He lives with you, and He will dwell in you.”

What is the value of this Spirit of truth to us today, some two thousand years later?  A modern spiritual work, A Course in Miracles, offers the following for our consideration.

 From A Course in Miracles

There is but one interpretation of ALL motivation that makes any sense, and, because it is the Holy Spirit’s judgment, it requires no effort at all on your part. Every loving thought is true. EVERYTHING ELSE is an appeal for healing and help.

Today we let no evil thoughts direct our words or actions. When such thoughts occur, we quietly step back and look at them, and then we let them go. We do not want what they would bring with them. And so we do not choose to keep them. They are silent now. And in the stillness, hallowed by His Love, God speaks to us and tells us of our Will.

If I could realize but this today, salvation would be reached for all the world. This - the decision not to be insane, and to accept myself as God Himself, my Father and my Source, created me. This - the determination not to be asleep in dreams of death, while truth remains forever living in the joy of life.

“Father, Your Name is Love, and so is mine. Such is the truth. And can the truth be changed by merely giving it another name?  The name of fear is simply a mistake. Let me not be afraid of truth today.  Father, today I would but hear Your Voice.  In deepest silence I would come to You, to hear Your Voice and to receive Your Word.  I have no prayer but this:  I come to You to ask You for the truth.  And truth is but Your Will, which I would share with You today.”

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