Thought of the Day October 6, 2016

By 10:46 AM

Lord, as you received a fresh outpouring of the Holy Spirit in your humanity after your public commitment to do the Father's will, so you breathed on the Apostles after your resurrection and said: "Receive the Holy Spirit." Then, on Pentecost they and 120 others experienced a fresh release of the gifts of the Spirit. It is clear that you desire all to receive and to follow the lead of the Holy Spirit. "If you then....know how to give good gifts to your children, how much more will the Father in heaven give the Holy Spirit to those who ask him?" To ask means not only to be receptive and not closed, but to desire to receive all that the Father wants to give us. This is not a one time gift from the Father. If we desire to grow in holiness as well as fulfill our call to be missionary disciples, we need to ask the Father regularly for a fresh outpouring of the Spirit. On a regular basis pray this prayer from your heart: "Come, Holy Spirit, Come." Let it truly be the cry and desire of your heart.

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