Saturday, May 23, 2015

Pentecost

Life in the Spirit

John 20:19-23 


The Holy Spirit dwelt upon the Apostles like tongues of fire and they were able to speak as one.

The gospel speaks of Jesus sending the apostles to receive the Holy Spirit.

A life conscious of the Holy Spirit or the presence of God is the main focus of our reflection.  How do we know we are in the presence of the Holy Spirit?

The training we received from our parents become the springboard for know the presence of the Holy Spirit.  Pope Francis in his message to the 49th World Communication Day speaks of communication in the family: inside the womb and outside the womb and into the family: prayer, forgiveness, and teachings of parents.  They make us sensitive to the Holy Spirit.

Second, the formation of conscience helps us to be discern what is right and what is wrong.

Third, a knowledge of our mission and vocation helps us to be totally open to the promptings of the Holy Spirit.

Fourth, unity is the fruit of the Holy Spirit, our total unity with God and with one another in life and mission.

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