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For the Ride Home
by Ted Bergh
Feast of Pentecost (C)
May 23, 2010
Scripture
•And they were all filled with the Holy Spirit (Acts 2:4)
• May the glory of the LORD endure forever; may the LORD be glad in his works! (Psalm 104:31)
•The Spirit himself bears witness with our spirit that we are children of God, (Romans 8:16)
•Jesus said to them again, “Peace be with you. As the Father has sent me, so I send you.” And when he had said this, he breathed on them and said to them, “Receive the Holy Spirit.” (John 20:21,22)
 
Reflection
•Are you aware of the presence of the Holy Spirit?

The Spirit alone guides us to the Son and draws us to the Father. Indeed, “the Spirit bears witness with our spirit that we are sons of God” (Romans 8:16).… Praying means allowing the Spirit to instruct us; the Spirit allows us to understand and taste the things of God. He gives us, in particular, an understanding of God's plan; he brings us into the ways of God. The Spirit gives us this important discernment, this gift of wisdom, which allows us to discern what is according to God's will in such a way as to bring it to bear on our practical decisions and to establish a hierarchy of values and order our occupations, not according to human wisdom and prudence, but also to the folly of the cross and the inspiration of the Gospel.… The Spirit gives us a sense of spiritual things and a just hierarchy of values to be found there.1



1Jean Cardinal Danielou, Prayer: The Mission of the Church, Eerdmans Publishing, Grand Rapids, MI, 1996, pp. 121,2.
 

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