Thursday 12 April 2018

About Today Readings

St Benedict Biscop.

Acts 5:27-33. Psalm 33(34):2, 9, 17-20. John 3:31-36.

The Lord hears the cry of the poor-Psalm 33(34):2, 9, 17-20

It is not by measure that the Spirit is given.

This small remark suggests abundance of help and plentiful gifts. The Holy Spirit is the love between the Father and the Son and is therefore an undeniable source for activating Christian action. As with a superbly engineered vehicle, mobility and distance are possible. Ignatius reminds us that we have growth, being and understanding, far surpassing the best motor car. 

The Holy Spirit enables us to be active and alive in our lives. Mary and her Son lived simple powerful lives, accompanied by the Spirit. The gifts the Spirit gives are lavish and plentiful and fit the bill for any particular need in our life. As we run over them—wisdom, understanding, counsel, knowledge, fortitude, piety and fear of the Lord, which equals awe—we wonder at such generosity.

Let us take the time to ponder on our favourite gift. Do we use and polish and perfect our gift? We give thanks for the people in our life who magnify this gift for us. We pray to the Holy Spirit to be re-energised for the coming day.

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