Join us as we reflect, ponder, and pray together inspired by today's Gospel.
Today's Gospel: John 14:15-16;23b-26
“The Advocate, the Holy Spirit whom the Father will send in my name, will teach you everything and remind you of all that I told you.” - John 14:26
It is amazing how the Holy Spirit works in our lives and changes everything.
Often in ways that we are not aware of until years later.
When I met my husband, I was a non-practicing Protestant and he was a non-practicing Catholic. When our two boys were little, we had them baptized Catholic, and soon after, my husband wanted to return to the Church. I agreed that we should all attend Mass as a family.
I wonder if God sings with joy when these things happen.
My father-in-law and I became very close. He used to joke that I would be perfect if only I was Catholic. When he passed away, we were devastated. We missed him so much. My decision to convert came soon after he died. To this day I believe he had something to do with it.
Looking back, I can see that there were many other important decisions that I have made in my life.
Quitting my nursing career to become parish secretary at our Catholic parish. I worked there for 27 years.
Going to school to become a spiritual director. And 21 years later, I am still a spiritual director.
Giving witness to my conversion and sharing my newfound faith.
Sharing my story of being a survivor of child sexual abuse and giving witness of God’s healing love.
There was a time when I thought I made all of these decisions by myself.
Now I know better.
I have never been alone.
The Advocate has been with me all the way.
Looking back, how do I see the Holy Spirit working in my life?
Lord, thank You for sending the Holy Spirit to guide us. Help us to witness to Your presence in our lives and our world.
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