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The Fruit of the Holy Spirit
In this episode we prepare for Pentecost by discussing the importance of the fruits of the Holy Spirit being manifest in our life. A life in the Spirit must go beyond an experience of spiritual consolation and move to an openness to the refiner’s fire that will burn away all that is not holy. God promised that He would always be with us and sent the Holy Spirit to be our counselor, advocate, and life giver. We are invited to open wide the doors to the Holy Spirit in a new way this Pentecost.
Sister Miriam’s one thing - the song Better than a Hallelujah by Amy Grant
Michelle’s one thing - Fr. Josh Johnson’s podcast on the Rosary and racial reconciliation.
Heather’s one thing - the show Songland
Additional Resources:Michelle’s booklist on racial reconciliation
Reading Schedule: June 1st - Introduction & Chapter One June 8th - Chapter Two June 15th - Chapter Three, Conclusion, and Appendices
- What struck you from the podcast?
- How would you describe your relationship with Holy Spirit?
- Where have you felt yourself be “reawakened” lately? Where do you desire an awakening?
- Where have you seen God bring light out of darkness?
- What makes it harder or easier to hear the whisper of the Holy Spirit?
- Reflect and journal about this scripture: Galatians 5:22-23. What does it speak to you personally?
- Where do you need to invite the Holy Spirit into a specific situation in your life??
- Consider the Refiner’s Fire. Where is the Holy Spirit trying to burn away what is not holy in your life? How are you responding?
- What kind of fruits are you growing?
Quote to Ponder - “The Holy Spirit, making life alive, moving in all things, root of all created being, cleansing the cosmos of every impurity, effacing guilt, anointing wounds. You are lustrous and praiseworthy life, You waken and reawaken everything that is.” - St. Hildegard of Bingen
Scripture for Lectio Divina -
The fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, generosity, faithfulness, gentleness, self-control. - Galatians 5:22-23