“They thought they were seeing a ghost.” —Luke 24:37
The apostles thought that Jesus was a ghost. He was not. Yet the apostles were on to something profound in thinking of the presence of a ghost. A “ghost” was in the upper room, the Holy Ghost, and the apostles would be filled with this Holy Spirit in seven weeks at Pentecost in that same upper room (see Acts 2:4). Jesus and the Holy Spirit opened the minds of the apostles to understand the Word of God. Then the apostles brought thousands to the Lord at Pentecost (see Acts 2:41).
During this season of Easter, Jesus and the Holy Spirit are likewise working in you to open your mind to the understanding of the Scriptures. May the Spirit also lead many to understand God’s Word through you. “Receive the Holy Spirit” (Jn 20:22) and immerse yourself in the Word of God. Make the Word of God your home (Jn 8:31). Allow Jesus to open your mind to the understanding of the Scriptures through the daily Mass readings. Then allow the Holy Spirit to minister the Word of God to many through your life.
Prayer: Father, Son, and Holy Spirit, may each reader of One Bread, One Body bring thousands of people to understand the Word of God.
Promise: "Reform your lives! Turn to God, that your sins may be wiped away!" --Acts 3:19
Praise: Praise You, Lord, for rising, ascending to the Father in glory, and sending the Holy Spirit to us.
Reference: (This teaching was submitted by a member of our editorial team.) (Does the Holy Spirit have the gifts of healing or miracles for you? To learn more, attend our retreat, The Spiritual Gifts of Healing and Miracles, offered April 23-25 at the Our Lady of Guadalupe Discipleship Retreat Center. The Holy Spirit is active in the Church with all His gifts. For more information or to register, call 513-373-2397 or see www.presentationministries.com.)
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