Thought of the Day May 4, 2020 Spirit of light

By 9:58 AM

As we reflect on the Holy Spirit, St. Cyril of Jerusalem gives us these words concerning the Spirit as light.


“The Spirit comes gently and makes himself known by his fragrance. He is not felt as a burden, for he is light, very light. Rays of light and knowledge stream before him as he approaches. The Spirit comes with the tenderness of a true friend and protector to save, to heal, to teach, to counsel, to strengthen, to console. The Spirit comes to enlighten the mind first of the one who receives him, and then, through him, the minds of others as well.

As light strikes the eyes of a man who comes out of darkness into the sunshine and enables him to see clearly things he could not discern before, so light floods the soul of the man counted worthy of receiving the Holy Spirit and enables him to see things beyond the range of human vision, thing hitherto undreamed of.”(St. Cyril of Jerusalem)

We need the enlightenment of the Holy Spirit to know the will of God for us. We need the light of the Holy Spirit to see things from God's perspective. The Spirit comes to and gives to the one who desires him and seeks him. And he gives more than we can fully appreciate.  Come, Holy Spirit, come!

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