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Thursday, 06 June 2019 07:00

Towards Pentecost 7: The fruit of faithfulness

 

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As we reflect on how we can grow closer to the Holy Spirit in the lead-up to Pentecost, we take time today to consider one of the fruits of the Spirit identified by Paul in Galatians. Here, Mel shares a few thoughts about faithfulness.

Faithfulness is saying yes, yet it is also saying no.

Faithfulness is ordering life with an eternal perspective.

Faithfulness is like waves that roll unceasingly across the shore

Faithfulness is the sun which rises each morning, ready to warm and encourage.

Faithfulness is like the solidity of a rock, with the flexibility of a tree swaying in the breeze.

Faithfulness is first and foremost about a person, rather than about something that is done.

Faithfulness is planting a seed, even if you won’t see it grow.

Faithfulness is doing little things well and valuing them as chances to love.

Faithfulness is a kind of love which triumphs over death.

Faithfulness is giving the gift of myself and being unafraid to step out in vulnerability.

Faithfulness is singing God’s song with all my heart.

Faithfulness is letting God be God, whatever that may look like.

Mel Edwards

 

Holy Spirit Banner for Novena

 

Novena Prayers – Day 7 – Thursday June 6

Come, Holy Spirit, fill the hearts of Your faithful, and enkindle in them the fire of Your love.
Send forth Your Spirit, and they shall be created, and You shall renew the face of the earth.

Daily Mass Readings

Acts 22:30, 23:6-11

Jn 17:20-26

Father, as Pentecost approaches, open my heart to the gift of the Holy Spirit. Help me to also be attentive to the presence of your Holy Spirit already with me so that my connection may be deepened in a personal, life-changing way. AMEN