S07 Episode 19: The Fruit of the Holy Spirit

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By Abiding Together, Heather Khym, Michelle Benzinger, and Sister Miriam James Heidland. Discovered by Player FM and our community — copyright is owned by the publisher, not Player FM, and audio is streamed directly from their servers. Hit the Subscribe button to track updates in Player FM, or paste the feed URL into other podcast apps.

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

Join our Summer Book Study! We’re spending June with In the School of the Holy Spirit by Fr. Jacques Philippe! Get your copy today and follow along with us. (Amazon US) (Amazon Canada) (Amazon UK)

Reading Schedule: June 1st - Introduction & Chapter One June 8th - Chapter Two June 15th - Chapter Three, Conclusion, and Appendices

Discussion questions:

  1. What struck you from the podcast?
  2. How would you describe your relationship with Holy Spirit?
  3. Where have you felt yourself be “reawakened” lately? Where do you desire an awakening?
  4. Where have you seen God bring light out of darkness?
  5. What makes it harder or easier to hear the whisper of the Holy Spirit?

Journal Questions:

  1. Reflect and journal about this scripture: Galatians 5:22-23. What does it speak to you personally?
  2. Where do you need to invite the Holy Spirit into a specific situation in your life??
  3. 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?
  4. 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

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