St. Monica Parish

St. Monica Parish
Why I Pray! Jesus is present in the Tabernacle. He promised to never leave us and his promise is true.

Friday, May 25, 2012

Holy Spirit

We receive the Spirit of truth so that we can know the things of God. In order to grasp this, consider how useless the faculties of the human body would become if they were denied their exercise. Our eyes cannot fulfill their task without light, either natural or artificial; our ears cannot react without sound vibrations, and in the absence of any odor our nostrils are ignorant of their function. Not that these senses would lose their own nature if they were not used; rather, they demand objects of experience in order to function. It is the same with the human soul. Unless it absorbs the gift of the Spirit through faith, the mind has the ability to know God but lacks the light necessary for that knowledge. The above is taken from the second reading in the Liturgy of the Hours. We are deaf, dumb and blind to God's presence and to our understanding of God in our lives. Once we are filled with the Holy Spirit, our eyes are opened and our minds as well. We begin to understand so much more and our faith grows! God bless,

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