Religion & Spirituality:Christianity
Look around you. Do you see Spirit-filled Christians? Do you see Catholics on fire for the Gospel? Men and women totally surrendered to God and living lives marked by the beatitudes: Blessed the poor in spirit, the meek, the pure of heart?
The event of Pentecost as it is recounted in the Acts of the Apostles gives us a clear indication of why we don’t see the Spirit transforming the earth.
The descent of the Holy Spirit on the apostles was part of a long process of transformation for these twelve disciples of Jesus. The Master took these men from their professions as fishermen or tax collector, for example, and began a three-year process of helping them see that they could do nothing of themselves. Nothing. Peter’s betrayal of Jesus within just hours of his boast that he would die for him is a clear example of this. Peter learned, he had to learn, as we all have to learn, apart from Jesus we are nothing. We can do nothing. Without the Spirit of Jesus, no one of us can say Jesus is Lord.
This cuts against the grain. Today we all want to prove who we are, strut our stuff, even in the spiritual life. We humans think we can do at least part of it on our own and God can help us out with the rest....
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Seeing in New Ways
See I am making all things new
How Jesus Frees Us from Negative Thinking
God's Promise: "I am acting"
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Surviving Depression - A Marian Devotional (The Visitation)
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God also tells us to "shelter in place" within our hearts
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Timothy Keller Sermons Podcast by Gospel in Life
Divine Office – Liturgy of the Hours of the Roman Catholic Church (Breviary)