Before Jesus left them, the disciples were asked to change their life style through a change of heart. This would happen through his promise of the Spirit who would fill their lives. As we anticipate Pentecost, we reflect on what that means. Are we asking for a change of heart, a re-creation, a re-direction to see all things united in God’s love? If we truly want this, we are asking for a conversion which will transform us, renew our lives and enrich our understanding of how life is to be lived.
Come Holy Spirit.
Examine the sincerity of your desire to be filled with a new spirit and to be open to change. How has experiencing this pandemic affected your perceptions?
But the Advocate, the Holy Spirit, whom God will send in my name, will teach you all things and will remind you of everything I have said to you.
In the same way, the Spirit helps us in our weakness. We do not know what we ought to pray for, but the Spirit intercedes for us.
The Holy Spirit is the inexhaustible source of God’s life in us.
Those in whom the Spirit comes to live are God’s new Temple. They are, individually and corporately, places where heaven and earth meet.
They who have a share of daylight have that light from the sun; in the same way they who have charity have it from the Holy Spirit.
St. Thomas Aquinas
It is the closing of the heart far more than the closing of the mind that keeps folks from transformation and deepening.
God is ready to give great things when we are ready to give up everything.
Your call will become clear as as your mind is transformed by the reading of Scripture and the internal work of God’s Spirit. The Lord never hides His will from us. In time, as you obey the call first to follow, your destiny will unfold before you. The difficulty will lie in keeping other concerns from diverting your attention.
Charles R. Swindoll
Do not limit your Sacred Space to the literal, such as a small room or office. Allow this energy to flow from deep within, so that everywhere you go, no matter what the circumstance, you will always be immersed in the divine.