Pondering the Spirit


One of my favorite Mysteries of the Rosary is the Descent of the Holy Spirit. Fascinated with the event, I imagine being in the upper room with the apostles, Mary, and the other women to celebrate the feast of Pentecost. I wonder if I would have been frightened by the wind-like entrance of the Holy Spirit or if a warmth of energy would have radiated within my soul.I think about how that might have inspired me to profess the teachings of Jesus.

Throughout the Christian Scriptures, we find numerous references to the the Holy Spirit.The third person of the Trinity is equally God with the Father and Jesus. The Holy Spirit is referred to as the Paraclete-which means helper, Advocate-supporter, Spirit of Truth, Spirit of God, and Spirit of Love.Jesus said that the Advocate, the Holy Spirit, was sent by the Father and reminds us of what Jesus said (John 14:26).

Allowing the Holy Spirit to work through us prompts so many positives. In addition to truth and love, the Spirit gives us the gifts of wisdom, knowledge, faith, healing, working of miracles, prophecy, discernment of spirits, ability to speak in tongues, and the interpretation of tongues (1 Corinthians 12:8).

Call on the Holy Spirit at the start of each day and allow the Spirit to be your guide.

(Have you seen my posts on my blogs, Midwest Mary or Saint Theodora/Mother Theodore Guerin?)









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