The attorney for the rich woman opened the sealed envelope containing her last will and testament. His office was crowded with all the hopeful relatives who were eager to receive their inheritances. As the attorney began to read, they scooted forward to the edge of their seats. “And being of sound mind and body,” he read, nearing the end. I decided to spend all of my money on myself! There should be nothing left.”
In today’s Gospel from the Last Supper, Jesus bequeaths the gift of the Holy Spirit to all of us. He spent nothing on himself, giving all he had to those who were there that night, and to all of us down through the centuries.
Deacon Dick Folger