In Revelation 21:5, we read: The one who sat on the throne said, "behold, I make all things new." In this reflection, we consider the transformative power of God's grace that is bringing this newness into being as we live life in the Spirit.
At a healing service hosted by Our Lady of Hope Parsh, the power of Jesus to heal and the amazing outpouring of the Holy Spirit in these days of The New Evangelization is recounted, celebrated and INVITED!
At a Laetare ("Rejoice!") Lenten praise fest at St. Alfred's in Taylor, we consider living the reality Jesus points us to in John 15:11, "I have told you these things so that my joy may be in you and your joy may be complete."
In His hometown synagogue Jesus declared "The Spirit of the Lord is upon me, because he has anointed me." The Holy Spirit has been poured into us (Romans 5:5), making us the mystical body of Christ on earth. The Lord is inviting us in these days of the New Evangelization to consider what we carry and what is truly possible as anointed sons and daughters of God...
In the prophet Micah's prophecy about the coming messiah Jesus, he declares "He shall be peace." After His resurrection, Jesus declared to his disciples "peace I leave you, my peace I give you." The gift of Christmas is Jesus...and living in His peace.
The infectious, healing, delightful joy of the Lord flows from our awareness of God's presence and shines the light of God's love to this world. Lord...teach us & equip us with the grace to rejoice always in your presence! (Phil 4:4)
On this feast of Christ the King we remember Jesus said, "the Kingdom of God is among you" (Lk 17:21) As we Unleash the Gospel in POWER it's key to grow in docility to the Holy Spirit...to trust the nudge!