Religion & Spirituality:Spirituality
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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Interview with Sr Jackie Jean-Marie Gitonga, FSP
Interview with Sr Armanda Marie Detry, FSP
“I need a Heart…who will be my support forever”
Midlife Devotion to the Sacred Heart of Jesus
Venerable Mother Thecla Merlo's Secrets to Holiness
Bless and Do Not Curse: How Love Conquers Everything
Finding Inner Peace: Discovering Compassion
Finding Inner Peace: Risking Trust
Finding Inner Peace: Trusting God with Your Life
Finding Inner Peace: When Our Hearts Are Broken
Easter Meditation - Jesus and the disciples on the way to Emmaus
Easter Reflection - When Jesus brings us to overwhelming places
Healing Meditation with Mary at the Foot of the Cross
Look! I Am Making Everything New!
Overwhelmed and worried about the future? Ten steps to a more compassionate life
Finding Your Heart Space in a Turbulent World
Lenten Secrets for Finding Light in Today's Darkness
The Voices Within Us
Taking Our Spiritual Temperature
Spiritual Insights w/Charlotte Spicer—Spirituality & Metaphysics Talk Radio
Uplift Your Life: Nourishment of the Spirit
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