Reflection for June 4, 2017

Thursday, June 1, 2017

Come, Holy Spirit

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How do you embrace these gifts? How do you share them with others?

by Sister Agnes Fischer

Come, Holy Spirit, with your gifts:

  • Wisdom: to give wise counsel to young people who look to us for guidance
  • Understanding: to discern what is true and false in what we see and hear
  • Knowledge: to give earthly things their true value as means rather than ends
  • Counsel: to resolve conflicts and strengthen family bonds
  • Piety: to confide in God as true sons and daughters
  • Fear of the Lord: to refrain from doing what might offend another or cause her to doubt
  • Courage: to continue defending our and others’ rights without fear of criticism

Come, Holy Spirit, fill the hearts of Your faithful and enkindle in us the fire of Your Love.



3 Comment(s)

  • Ellen Kane: Friday, June 2, 2017

    Thank you, Sr. Aggie. You are living proof of these wonderful gifts.

  • Linda: Friday, June 2, 2017

    I consider Wonder & Awe ('Fear of the LORD') to be most basic, most fundamental, and most essential to all the rest. Wonder & Awe give birth to so much more, to all the others, including Reverence ('Piety').

    Wonder & Awe are inherent within each; just look into an infant's eyes, looing back at you, and you will see it there. It is an amazing, amazing gift of the soul. It is "God-Within."

    It is most imperative that we, as adults, recognize and appreciate this blessedness, so as to nurture Wonder & Awe, with all the rest to follow, within our young children, our adolescents, our teens and youth. Science is a gift in helping us. Children's naturally curious, exploratory, and adventurous nature lead the way for us. We must not squelch it; we must 'grow with it and into it' along with our children. This is 'Spirit' for me.

  • Marie Buth: Friday, June 2, 2017

    Welcome back!
    Understanding: so many times I will hear something & believe it without investigating the true facts.