Thursday, June 16, 2011

Some Holy Spirit themes


“For it is not eating and drinking that make the kingdom of God, but the saving justice, the peace and the joy brought by the Holy Spirit.”  (Romans 14: 17)
“May the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace in your faith, so that in the power of the Holy you may be rich in hope.” (Romans 15: 13)
“I was given grace to be a minister of Christ Jesus to the gentiles, dedicated to offer them the gospel of God, so that gentiles might be an acceptable offering, sanctified by the Holy Spirit.” (Romans 15: 16)
In the above scriptures from Romans, we see the centrality of the Holy Spirit in the work of the Church.  There can be no saving justice without the Holy Spirit.  The Holy Spirit is the principle of holiness.  His action in our soul makes us righteous and holy.  He is the Spirit of peace and joy.  Any peace and joy that are sought in the flesh is futile.   The Holy Spirit makes us rich in hope.  Sometimes in our prayer, we cry out to God, “O Lord, how long?”  The Holy Spirit causes us to persevere until we get our answer.  Finally, no Holy Spirit no mission.  The Holy Spirit is the power behind evangelization. 

Wednesday, June 15, 2011

Spirit and Prayer

The Holy Spirit teaches us to love.
The Holy Spirit helps us to be courageous in bearing witness to Jesus Christ.
The Holy Spirit teaches us how to pray.

Sunday, June 12, 2011