Think about those times in your life when you have felt inspired to something really great. Where does that inspiration come from?
The Holy Spirit. God inspires us to do great things with our lives.
----Matthew Kelly

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{Sixth Sunday of Easter} Seeing the Holy Spirit

This Sunday, it was the 2nd reading that reached out to me. (1Peter 3:15-18) One of my sons and I had a discussion the other day about being a situation where someone was questioning his beliefs. He said he had an excellent answer, but he wasn't sure where it came from. I told him it was the Holy Spirit.

Have you ever had someone ask you a question about your faith, and were able to give an amazingly great answer that left you scratching your head? It's happened to me before. Sister said that there are times when someone will tell her what she said to him/her, and she says, "I told you that?"  The Holy Spirit will sneak in and give you the words you need to defend your faith. 
Pentecost is in a couple of weeks. Just in case you haven't noticed it, the readings for the past couple of weeks are preparing us. Just as with the apostles, the Holy Spirit descends upon each of us when we most need it...we just may not be aware of it. Most of the time, we don't even have to call on it; it's just there. It's what's in our heart. It's there, and we don't even have to think about it.
I'm not a believer in coincidences. I do, however, believe that the Holy Spirit's hand is in those instances that appear to be coincidences. We, as a society, are so quick to write it off as a coincidence. There is a purpose for every minute of our lives. What we do with that purpose, and how we relay it is up to us. 

Those little temptations that the Devil likes to put in our brains can be wiped out with the Holy Spirit. When I'm trying too hard to put words in a blog post, I'm not allowing the Holy Spirit to come into my heart and help me say what I need to say. I have to take a deep breath, and invite the Holy Spirit in. After that, I don't seem to have any trouble with what I'm saying.
Call upon the Holy Spirit the next time you feel anxious about anything. Then prepare to be wowed and amazed!

1 comment:

  1. We made it to Mass on Saturday afternoon. The Deacon's homily was all about joy. I'm with you on feeling the Holy Spirit move within us. Getting my groove back. :)


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