Today is Pentecost Sunday and Easter is ended. Our readings are about the works of the Spirit.
Part of today's reading from the Liturgy of the Hours - Paul to the Romans 8 -
"Those who live according to the flesh are intent on the things of the
flesh, those who live according to the spirit, on those of the spirit.
The tendency of the flesh is toward death but that of the spirit
toward life and peace. The flesh in its tendency is at enmity with
God; it is not subject to God’s law. Indeed, it cannot be; those who
are in the flesh cannot please God."
One of the readings from today's Mass - Galatians 5
" Brothers and sisters, live by the Spirit
and you will certainly not gratify the desire of the flesh.
For the flesh has desires against the Spirit,
and the Spirit against the flesh;
these are opposed to each other,
so that you may not do what you want.
But if you are guided by the Spirit, you are not under the law.
Now the works of the flesh are obvious:
immorality, impurity, lust, idolatry,
sorcery, hatreds, rivalry, jealousy,
outbursts of fury, acts of selfishness,
dissensions, factions, occasions of envy,
drinking bouts, orgies, and the like.
I warn you, as I warned you before,
that those who do such things will not inherit the kingdom of God.
In contrast, the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace,
patience, kindness, generosity,
faithfulness, gentleness, self-control.
Against such there is no law.
Now those who belong to Christ Jesus have crucified their flesh
with its passions and desires.
If we live in the Spirit, let us also follow the Spirit."
Pray today for the gifts of the Holy Spirit because it is only by God's grace that we live in His presence and love. God bless!!