May 21

Reflection

When did human beings become ‘temples of God’s Spirit”? Are we to believe that this only happened after the death of Jesus? Or can we believe that human beings have always been “temples of God’s Spirit”? Can we believe that God’s Spirit has always been present in the slow development of human species from its earliest beginnings? Can we believe that God’s Spirit has always been present in every human being that walked this planet? Can we believe that we human beings give God’s Spirit a wonderful way of coming to expression? Yes, we can. That’s the good news.
Michael Morwood

Prayer

The Holy Spirit fills the whole earth.  Alleluia.

Action

Reflect on the presence of God. What does it mean to you to say “God is everywhere”? What does it mean to say”temples of the Holy Spirit”? How can this lead you to act?

Suggested Reading

 For the spirit of the Lord hath filled the whole world.
Wisdom 1:7

The Spirit’s presence is shown in some way in each person for the good of all. 
1 Corinthians 12:7

Faith makes us open to the quiet presence of God at every moment of our lives, in every person and in every situation.
Pope Francis

We are always in the presence of God, yet it seems to me that those who pray are in God’s presence in a very different sense.
Teresa of Avila

The glory of God is man fully alive.
Saint Irenaeus

The Spirit of God dwelling in the world with quickening power deconstructs dualism and draws in its place a circle of mutuality and inclusiveness. Instead of matter being divorced from spirit and consigned to a realm separate from the holy, it is an intrinsic part of the cosmic community, vivified, indwelt, and renewed by the Creator Spirit.
Elizabeth Johnson

Each individual man or woman is a unique and unrepeatable term of God’s creative love.
Karl Rahner

God is the “encompassing Spirit,” the one in whom “we live and move and have our being,” the one who is all around us and within us.
Marcus Borg

I live in the faith that there is a Presence and Power greater than I am that nurtures and supports me in ways I could not even imagine. I know that this Presence is All knowing and All Power and is Always right where I am.
Ernest Holmes

We may ignore, but we can nowhere evade, the presence of God.
C.S.Lewis

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