Presentation Ministries
 Presentation Ministries
View Cart  ·  Make a Donation  ·  About PM  ·  Contact Us   
Search: PM Catholic Sites   
 Home 
One Bread
One Body
Daily Bread
Program
Small Christian
Communities
Publications
Audio & Video
Catalog
Retreats
Bible
Institute
Guadalupe
Bible College
 Prayer 
Room

One Bread, One Body

Language: English | Español

All Issues > Volume 25, Issue 3


<< Tuesday, May 26, 2009 >> Pentecost Novena - Day 5
St. Philip Neri

 
Acts 20:17-27
View Readings
Psalm 68:10-11, 20-21 John 17:1-11
Similar Reflections
 

SPIRITUAL RECYCLING

 
"The Holy Spirit has been warning me." —Acts 20:23
 

We are halfway through the Pentecost Novena. By this time in the novena, the Holy Spirit has been quite active. The Holy Spirit has been working on preparing our hearts for Pentecost. The Spirit has been consoling us, instructing us (Jn 14:26), leading us to the truth (Jn 16:13), and warning us about repentance and other changes we must make (Acts 20:23).

As the novena continues, the Spirit will be helping us pray, for we know not how to pray as we ought (Rm 8:26). The Spirit will fight against our sinful flesh (Gal 5:17), prompting us to repent more deeply and giving us a greater desire to be holy. The Holy Spirit will give us a greater thirst for Jesus (Jn 7:37-39). Then Jesus will pour out the Spirit in ever greater abundance on us, for "He does not ration His gift of the Spirit" (Jn 3:34). In turn, the Spirit will lead us to the Father, inspiring us to "cry out, 'Abba!' (that is, 'Father')" (Rm 8:15). Then the Father will pour out His love "in our hearts through the Holy Spirit" (Rm 5:5) and Jesus will baptize us anew in the Holy Spirit (Mk 1:8). As Pentecost approaches, we should be so immersed in Trinitarian love that we will literally be "filled with the Holy Spirit" (Acts 2:4).

In five days, the Holy Spirit will be poured out anew at Pentecost. The Holy Spirit is warning you (Acts 20:23) to prepare for an outpouring beyond anything you can ask for or imagine (Eph 3:20). "Follow the Spirit's lead" (Gal 5:25).

 
Prayer: Father, I set my heart on the gifts of the Spirit (1 Cor 14:1).
Promise: "Eternal life is this: to know You, the only true God, and Him Whom You have sent, Jesus Christ." —Jn 17:3
Praise: St. Philip in obedience to his confessor became a priest at age thirty-five and served through his priestly vocation for forty-four years.
 
(This teaching was submitted by a member of our editorial team.)
 
 
Rescript: In accord with the Code of Canon Law, I hereby grant the Imprimatur ("Permission to Publish") for One Bread, One Body covering the period from April 1, 2009 through May 31, 2009.
†Reverend Joseph R. Binzer, Vicar General of the Archdiocese of Cincinnati, October 3, 2008.
 
The Imprimatur ("Permission to Publish") is a declaration that a book or pamphlet is considered to be free of doctrinal or moral error. It is not implied that those who have granted the Imprimatur agree with the contents, opinions, or statements expressed.
Volume 25, Issue 3
  > Today's Reflection
  · List of Reflections
  · Letter to Readers
  · Top 100 Scriptures
  · RSS FeedRSS Feed
  · eBook Edition
 
Subscription Requests
  · Subscribe, change, renew or cancel subscription
  · Sign-up for OBOB daily e-mail
 
Share OBOB
  · Send a sample issue to a friend
  · Order a box of OBOB for your group
  · E-mail a sample OBOB teaching to a friend

 

 

 
Home   ·   One Bread
One Body
  ·   Daily Bread
Program
  ·   Small Christian
Communities
  ·   Publications   ·   Audio & Video
Catalog
  ·   Retreats   ·   Bible
Institute
  ·   Guadalupe
Bible College
  ·   Prayer
Room
 

Copyright © 2016 Presentation Ministries.
 
Make a Donation · About PM · Contact Us · Link To Us · Privacy Policy