The Holy Spirit is the heart of furthering Jesus' mission
by Sister Laura Zelten
In Sunday’s Gospel Jesus returns to His native town, Nazareth. Filled with the power of the Holy Spirit He preaches in the synagogue. Reading from the prophet Isaiah He announces the good news of His mission. All spoke highly of Him and were amazed by His words.
At Baptism we, too, received the power of the Holy Spirit and the mission of Jesus. All we need is to open our hearts and make room for the power of the Holy Spirit.
In our world today poverty, captivity, blindness, and oppression still exist. Let us ask ourselves: How are we called to make a difference? As we look for solutions to these challenges in our society let us ask the Holy Spirit to empower us.
As disciples, the mission of Jesus is our mission. May we bring the Good News to others by the lives we live.
Thank you, Sr. Laura, for the reminder to open our hearts allowing the Holy Spirit to shine through us with loving kindness and forgiveness. Jesus is with us and within us.