Saturday, June 06, 2009

Working under the Holy Spirit

"God our Father, let the Spirit you sent on your Church to begin the teaching of the gospel continue to work in the world through the hearts of all who believe…" (Prayer on Pentecost Sunday)

The Spirit ushers in the work of the Church. Has he ushered in your work?

Father, fill me with your Holy Spirit. May he lead and guide me to my work. Amen!

Wednesday, June 03, 2009

Holy Spirit and love

"The love of God has been poured into our hearts by his Spirit living in us." (Romans 5: 5; 8:11)

I accept this as true. I walk by faith and not by sight. I do not worry whether I love God or my neighbor. I know that the Holy Spirit who lives in me produces the fruit of love. I may fail sometimes but I do not doubt that my permanent disposition is to love.

Tuesday, June 02, 2009

Renewed hearts

"Father of mercy, hear our prayers that we may leave our former selves behind and serve you with holy and renewed hearts….." (Prayer at Mass in the Season of Easter)

Our hearts are renewed this Easter season through the celebrations of the Easter Sacraments. We ask the Father for the grace to leave our former selves behind and serve Him with holy hearts.

Monday, June 01, 2009

Experiential Knowledge of Jesus

"This disciple [John] is the one who vouches for these things and written them down, and we know that his testimony is true." (John 21: 24)

John wrote what he saw, heard and touched. His testimony is true.

How do I experience Christ so that I can testify to what I see, hear and touch?

Sunday, May 31, 2009

Proclaiming the Good News Out of Season

"[Paul] He spent the whole of the two years in his own rented lodging. He welcomed all who came to visit him, proclaiming the kingdom of God and teaching the truth about the Lord Jesus Christ with complete fearlessness and without any hindrance from anyone." (Acts 28: 30 – 31)

  • You shall bear witness to me in Rome.

Even as a prisoner, Paul proclaimed the good news. For anyone who is willing, there is always an opportunity to proclaim the good news.

Most Holy Spirit, lead me, guide me and use me.