Tag: Holy Spirit

  • Righteousness Satisfied (Matthew 5:6; John 16:5-11)

    Righteousness Satisfied (Matthew 5:6; John 16:5-11)

    God promises to fill those who hunger and thirst for righteousness. The entire Trinity is devoted to this. The Father sent Jesus to save the world. Jesus came to give us abundant life (John 10:10) and to destroy the devil’s works (1 John 3:8); this includes setting us free from the power of sin as well as its punishment. The Holy Spirit will bring satisfaction to those who crave it.

  • Ascension, Visitation, Pentecost: A Pro-Life Perspective Revisited

    Ascension, Visitation, Pentecost: A Pro-Life Perspective Revisited

    This article is based on a homily I shared yesterday at my church’s monthly Liturgy for the Preborn outside Planned Parenthood in Hempstead, NY. Since the feasts of Ascension, Visitation, and Pentecost were occurring close together, it provided an opportunity to reflect on how these three events in the life of Christ and the Church can guide and inspire our pro-life witness.

  • Diversity and Ministry

    Diversity and Ministry

    A quote from St. Ignatius of Loyola reminds us that Satan is willing to use diversity to achieve his agenda. However, God is the One who made us unique and diverse. We can use those attributes for His glory.

  • Wine or the Spirit: Part 2

    Wine or the Spirit: Part 2

    The wisdom of God seems foolish to mankind. However, it is not foolish, irrational, or illogical. It is super-rational and hyper-logical. It is beyond human comprehension. It demands spiritual discernment.

  • Wine or the Spirit: Part 1

    Wine or the Spirit: Part 1

    Both alcohol and the Holy Spirit can change your behavior and eventually your character. However, one brings destruction and the other brings life.