by Sister Rose Jochmann
Sunday we will celebrate the Feast of Pentecost. We have been celebrating Easter for 50 days. What has life been like for you during these six weeks?
Pentecost celebrates the coming of the Holy Spirit to the disciples. Some call this feast the "Birth of the Church". Today's first reading states that they were all filled with the Holy Spirit. The Spirit enabled them to preach the mighty acts of God. After the coming of the Holy Spirit the disciples had the courage to preach about Jesus' mission, life, death and resurrection to everyone.
Do you depend on the Holy Spirit? I do. How do I recognize the Spirit? When I receive little nudges to do or say something good, when I get inspirations and new insights, I realize that they do not come from me. I credit those inspirations to the Holy Spirit. I like to think of the Holy Spirit as the "Wow" God.
So, this week, be open to the little nudges of the Holy Spirit in your life. According to the alternate reading from Galatians, the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, generosity, faithfulness, gentleness, self-control.
Well said, Rose! Openness to the Spirit is crucial!
How try, Rose! I depend on the Spirit over and over again.
I consider the Holy Spirit my spiritual best friend! He has taught me so much!
One of Murphy's Laws states, "Don't believe in miracles. Rely on them!"
The Holy Spirit works in the same way. He can remove all angst in stressful situations and help put His calming presence to the forefront. It's amazing what can happen when you "Let go and let God."
Have a wonderful weekend!
I will take your advice...I will tune into the nudges of the Holy Spirit!
Well written Sister!
The past 50 days for me have been turbulent so I will be extra aware of the nudges from the Holy Spirit...