"The Holy Spirit Whom the Father will send in My name, will instruct you in everything, and remind you of all that I told you." —John 14:26
The Holy Spirit instructed Paul and Barnabas to:
- endure persecution (Acts 14:5ff),
- flee persecution (Acts 14:6), and
- continue "to proclaim the good news" (Acts 14:7).
The Holy Spirit instructed Paul that:
- a man crippled from birth had the faith to be saved (Acts 14:9), and
- he should heal the crippled man by crying out in a loud voice: "Stand up! On your feet!" (Acts 14:10)
The Holy Spirit instructs us about:
- being witnesses for the risen Christ (Acts 1:8),
- "God's wisdom: a mysterious, a hidden wisdom" (1 Cor 2:7),
- what "eye has not seen, ear has not heard, nor has it so much as dawned on man" (1 Cor 2:9),
- "what lies at the depths of God" (1 Cor 2:11),
- the Church and the vocation to the single life,
- marriage and parenting,
- repentance and forgiveness,
- death and life after death, and
- the end of the world and Jesus' final coming.
Be docile to the Holy Spirit's instructions.
Prayer: Father, may the Spirit be as active as possible in my life.
Promise: "Anyone who loves Me will be true to My word, and My Father will love him; We will come to him and make Our dwelling place with him." Jn 14:23
Praise: Pope St. Pius V promoted needed Church reform over 400 years ago. He is credited for saving Christendom from the Turks in the Sixteenth Century.
Rescript: †Most Reverend Joseph R. Binzer, Auxiliary Bishop, Vicar General of the Archdiocese of Cincinnati, December 12, 2017
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