Sunday, May 19, 2013

Acts 2:1-11, Romans 8:8-17, Psalm 104:1, 24, 29-31, John 14:15-16, 23b-26


Acts  2:1-11, Romans 8:8-17, Psalm 104:1, 24, 29-31, John 14:15-16, 23b-26

Acts  2:1-11

The Holy Spirit is the Spirit of God who takes all that belongs to the Son, the Beloved of the Father, and makes known to us all that the Savior has done to redeem the world.  The Holy Spirit gives us His sevenfold gifts in order for us to understand why we were created and to help us realize our final destiny.  he helps us to become holy and perfect as God commands us.  He gives us grace through the sacraments to conform us little by little into the image of God's only Son.  Without the coming of the Holy Spirit over Mother Mary and the Apostles and disciples at Pentecost we would have no Church.

Romans 8:8-17

The flesh is temporary, it is destined to die, it is mortal.  The desires of the flesh without the presence of the Holy Spirit will run amok.  It will sink to the depths of degradation and decadence that none of God's creatures can.  Animals are true to their nature, they cannot sink below it as man can.  Only man is capable of of committing such acts of violence as to strike terror and cause mayhem and carnage.  He commits sins of the flesh using the gifts that God has given us in ways that God never intended us to.

But when the Holy Spirit is permitted into our lives and we consent to freely hand over the control of our lives to Him we will become all that God created us to be.  The Gift of God's Holy Spirit to us makes it possible to penetrate and to search the heart and mind of God and to discover beauty, truth, wisdom, knowledge, perfection, wholeness.  He sets us free to love God as we ought.  We are no longer slaves to the desires of the flesh.  He helps us discover the purpose for which God created us, whey He sent His only Son to redeem us and the relationship He desires us to have with Him.  To call Him 'Abba' because we are His children with an eternal destiny, sharers in the inheritance of His Son who came into the world, suffered, died and rose again so wherever He is we too may be.

Psalm 104:1, 24, 29-31

My Beloved, God created me in order that my life may give Him pleasure and delight.  This is not possibly on my own I need Your Holy Spirit to sing the songs God created me to sing.

Thank You for sending us the Holy Spirit who makes it possible for us to live as sons and daughters of the Most High God.   Your Father is now ours as well for we are His adopted children since we call You Brother.

Thank You Beloved.

 John 14:15-16, 23b-26

My Beloved, You come to us through Your Holy Spirit.  You live in us, move in have, have Your Being in us through the Presence of Your Holy Spirit who dwells in our body.  You loved us so much, You died for us and to make absolutely certain that we will reach our final destination, You gave us Your Holy Spirit to help us get there.

The Father denies You nothing and so when You asked Him to send Your Holy Spirit to be our Helper, He who conceived the plan of our salvation, had the same desire as well.  You and the Father make Your dwelling place in us through the Holy Spirit.  

The Holy Spirit reveals all that You made known to Your Apostles - the Church Your Body is anointed by Your Holy Spirit as are we its members.  If You should take away Your Holy Spirit we who are but a puff of wind would no longer exist.  Thank You for the glorious destination that Your Holy Spirit makes possible for us because of You.

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