“THE SPIRIT WILL TEACH YOU IN THAT VERY HOUR WHAT YOU OUGHT TO SAY” (Luke 12:12)
????Eph 1:15-23; Ps 8:2-3a, 4-5, 6-7 (R.v.6a); Luke 12:8-12
????”THE SPIRIT WILL TEACH YOU IN THAT VERY HOUR WHAT YOU OUGHT TO SAY” (Luke 12:12)
Our world is full of so much noise, and this noise has permeated our innermost being such that we hardly listen to the promptings of our conscience, which is God’s tiny voice in us. This noise bears fruit in different ways in us and one of them is the loss of identity.????
When St Teresa of Avila joined the convent, she had in mind to overcome the secular world with its demands and distractions, and discover the face of God in the disciplined and strict life of the convent.????
Imagine her disappointment at the thought that the religious life was then becoming more secular and full of distraction than the secular world. That led her to embark on the reform of the religious life into a more strict way, hence the formation of the Discalced Carmelites.????
We have many institutions in and outside the Church which intended objectives are to aid our union with God and openness to the Holy Spirit. Many of these institutions have been bastardized by some agents of distraction. Unfortunately, many who seek God today follow the crowd in these institutions without seeking to make a difference.????
St. Paul praised the Ephesians because he could see a difference in their lives. They were evidently people of faith who made manifest of their faith in God through the love that existed among them (cf. Eph 1:15). That is what we call balanced spirituality. Both the Jews and the Gentiles in that Church were living in peace.????
Such a healthy spirituality can only be one which is inspired by the Holy Spirit. The Holy Spirit guides us against the use of hateful words and against segregation of any kind. The same Holy Spirit assists us with the use of right words and actions when the enemy seeks to destroy us.????
I have since run to the Holy Spirit for his guidance as St. Theresa of Avila did. I want him to teach me the the me the way to success and life. What about you?????
May God give us the grace to be disposed at all times to embrace the Holy Spirit that he constantly makes available to us. May the Holy Spirit lead us always in the path that leads to life. Amen????????
I wish you a Spirit-filled weekend. It is well with you.????????