Thought of the Day April 20, 2016

By 10:00 AM

"When we are spiritually free, we do not have to worry about what to say or do in unexpected, difficult circumstances. When we are not concerned about what others think of us or what we will get for what we do, the right words and actions will emerge from the center of our beings because the Spirit of God, who makes us children of God and sets us free, will speak and act through us." (Henri Nouwen) What does  it mean to be spiritually free? To me it means that our focus is not ourselves, but the Lord. Paul was expressing his spiritual freedom when he said whether he had or did not have, he knew that God would provide for his needs. As a result, when the Spirit would put on his heart to say or do something he was free to trust and  respond, no matter how others thought or reacted. As we are preparing to celebrate the Feast of Pentecost, even now, let us pray for a greater outpouring of the Holy Spirit into our hearts, so that we can be more free to be who we truly are in the Lord.

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