Friday, October 16, 2009

The Holy Spirit leads truth seekers to God

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October 15, 2009  


(Luk 11:9-13) And I say to you: Ask, and it shall be given you: seek, and you shall find: knock, and it shall be opened to you. For every one that asketh receiveth: and he that seeketh findeth: and to him that knocketh it shall be opened: And which of you, if he ask his father bread, will he give him a stone? Or a fish, will he for a fish give him a serpent? Or if he shall ask an egg, will he reach him a scorpion? If you then, being evil, know how to give good gifts to your children, how much more will your Father from heaven give the good Spirit to them that ask him?

WESTERN CATHOLIC REPORTER: The Holy Spirit leads truth seekers to God

by Father Ted – October 08, 2009

My dearest Lord Jesus, when I was very young, You taught me that You created me to know You, to love You, and to serve You in this world so that I could be with You forever in Your heavenly home.

Every day now You want me to reflect on these truths because You want me to have a very close relationship with You.

You always have wanted me to have a close and intimate relationship with You as well as with Your Father and Your Holy Spirit.

That is why You have encouraged me to make time for You each day. For how can I get to know You if I do not spend time with You, if I do not talk with You, if I do not listen to You, if I do not share my life with You?

Holy Bible, dated 1885, antique gold lettering...

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Only when I make time for You can I get to know You.

Only when I get to know You, will I be able to love You.

And to love You as You want me to, I need the help of Your Holy Spirit.

Isn’t that why You asked me in today’s Gospel account to ask for Him whom Your Father, who is my Father, wants to give to me?

The night before You offered Your life on the Cross, You told us to love one another as You love us. And only with Your Holy Spirit can we do so.

You help me to know You a little more when You encourage me to read from Your book of love which is the Bible.

So that I will know You better, You have asked me to read from the Bible daily.

When I get to know You better, I cannot help but want to love You more and therefore better.

To love You as You love me, I definitely need Your Holy Spirit – who is love.

What You have also taught me is that when I love, I need to express it. And I can do so by serving You and Your loved ones.

You help me to serve others – in love, by using the gifts, skills, talents that You have given to me.

Help me, Jesus, to serve others as You want. Help me to love them as You want.

Thank You, Jesus, for teaching me how to know You. Thank You, Jesus, for enabling me to love You. Thank You, Jesus, for allowing me to serve You by serving Your beloved disciples.

Thank You, Jesus, for loving me each day.

Ladder of Divine Ascent excerpt: Step 23- "On mad pride and unclean, blasphemous thought"

22. A monk, properly speaking, is he whose soul's eye does not look haughtily, and whose bodily feeling is unmoved.   

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