Thought of the Day November 4, 2021 Relationship with the Holy Spirit

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 "Now it happened that, while Apollo was at Corinth, Paul, after he had journeyed through the upper regions, arrived at Ephesus. And he met with certain disciples. And he said to them, 'After believing, have you received the Holy Spirit?' But they said to him, 'We have not even  heard that there is a Holy Spirit.'" (Acts 19:1-2)

We have heard of the Holy Spirit. We profess him in the Creed, in the sign of the cross, and in the doxology. We know of the Holy Spirit. But do we know the Holy Spirit in a relational way. We can know a person as an object but to know a person in a relationship is radically different. In the same way that we have a relationship with the Father and with Jesus, we are to have a relationship with the Holy Spirit. Listen to Pope Benedict. "It is important that each one of us know the Holy Spirit, establish a relationship with him, and allow ourselves to be guided by him. However, at this point a question naturally arises: who is the Holy Spirit for me? It is a fact that for many Christians he is still the 'great unknown.' This is why, I want to invite you to come to know the Holy Spirit more deeply as a personal level." It is not enough for us to know the Holy Spirit but to grow in a deeper relationship with him. He is the One who reveals Jesus to us, sanctifies us, empowers us and guides us on our journey to the Father through Jesus. Come, Holy Spirit, come!

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