Jesus says he has much more to tell us but we cannot bear it now. We need, he says, the Holy Spirit. "He will guide you to all truth."
You and I are made for the truth - not as some kind of weapon or instrument to power but for truth itself. We want to know.
Back in 1841 people lined the docks of New York. They weren't there to receive a family member or to see the latest fashions from Paris.