Archive for May 19, 2013

Towards the end of Triduum of the Holy Spirit, which I decided to attend on the last day.  We were to choose from strips of  scripture text printed on paper placed on an altar, ONE which spoke to our heart and we will try to live it out for the rest of the year. We would then take a tea light candle light it and place it on the altar and say a prayer. As we stood nearby and prayed, another sister or brother in Christ was encouraged to place their hand on our shoulder and pray over us.

I thought to myself what a truly inspired idea! The only difficulty I had with it was in the choosing! How do you choose between your children? Can one ever be better than another? So I decided to participate in a way that would allow the Holy Spirit full control, I reached for a stack of strips, wiggled my finger in between and pulled out one. Without looking at it, I lighted the tea light placed it on the altar and then prayed for the Holy Spirit to allow me to live out the Scripture Text He had chosen for me.

Praise the Lord! Truly a message appropriate for me and for lots of you, and since you didn’t get a chance to pull your very own I’m sharing mine with you so that you can journey together with me.

I therefore, the prisoner in the Lord, beg you to lead a life worthy of the calling to which you have been called, with all humility and gentleness, with patience, bearing with one another in love, making every effort to maintain the unity of the Spirit in the bond of peace. There is one body and one Spirit, just as you were called to the one hope of your calling, one Lord, one faith, one baptism, one God and Father of all, who is above all and through all and in all. But each of us was given grace according to the measure of Christ’s gift. EPH 4:1-11