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Tuesday, May 18, 2010

Come Holy Spirit

Today is Pentecost Sunday one of the most misunderstood celebrations of our church yet one of the most powerful in terms of enabling all of us to go forth and be witnesses to our faith.  We all know the gifts of the Spirit:  wisdom, understanding, knowledge, courage, right judgement, piety and fear of the Lord.  We also are familiar with the fruits of the Spirit:  love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, self control.  But do we recognize when and how the Spirit can be present in our lives? 

There are many analogies in the Bible about the Spirit but one of my favorites is "like the wind".  Think about this for a feel the see the trees move in the wind...but do you see the actual Spirit is the don't see where it is, or where it came just know its feel and recognize the Spirit just as you do the wind.  For me, wind is feel it on your see the wheat move, the trees bend..and sometimes you even feel it deep inside...a chill...or a rive in our heart...what is a means wrenched open or split open....and isn't that what the Holy Spirit does to our hearts turns our world upside changes our lives..even if we don't want change or are fighting change.  The Spirit is the constant  knocking on the door of our hearts (Revelation) waiting to be let in and fill us with light, grace and all the beautiful things we know...but hesitate to let into our hearts.

Today, Pentecost Sunday can be a turning point in our life....We can start praying right know for the Holy Spirit to come into our hearts and let it transform us...let our hearts be filled with the light and grace we all need.  If you follow my blog, you remember that last week I talked about forgiveness...well we are all broken, hurting, and thristing for God...Let the Spirit in.....Be a conduit of God's love and let the Spirit electrify you...enlighten you...change you....It only takes one spark to start a fire....are you ready....can you feel it?

Come Holy Spirit.....feel the pushy breeze....

I am posting this a little early as tomorrow I will be traveling to another Benedictine House for prayer, friendship and rest...I ask for your prayers while I journey see, the pushy breeze may be asking me to change some things in my I am praying that the Holy Spirit enlightens me ......Blessings on your Pentecost....

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