(Week 22 of the year: Tuesday)
AN UNSPIRITUAL PERSON DOES NOT ACCEPT ANYTHING OF THE SPIRIT OF GOD. A SPIRITUAL MAN, ON THE OTHER HAND, IS ABLE TO JUDGE THE VALUE OF EVERYTHING.
The Spirit reaches the depths of everything, even the depths of God. After all, the depths of a man can only be known by his own spirit, not by any other man, and in the same way the depths of God can only be known by the Spirit of God. Now instead of the spirit of the world, we have received the Spirit that comes from God, to teach us to understand the gifts that he has given us.
Therefore we teach, not in the way in which philosophy is taught, but in the way that the Spirit teaches us: we teach spiritual things spiritually. An unspiritual person is one who does not accept anything of the Spirit of God: he sees it all as nonsense; it is beyond his understanding because it can only be understood by means of the Spirit. A spiritual man, on the other hand, is able to judge the value of everything, and his value is not to be judged by other men. As scripture says: Who can know the mind of the Lord, so who can teach him? But we are those who have the mind of Christ.
V. The word of the Lord.
R. Thanks be to God.