Thought for the Day – 20 May – The Solemnity of Pentecost, Alleluia!

Thought for the Day – 20 May – The Solemnity of Pentecost, Alleluia!

“If the damned were asked:   Why are you in Hell? they would answer: ‘ For having resisted the Holy Spirit.’
And if the saints were asked:  Why are you in Heaven? they would answer:  ‘For having listened to the Holy Spirit.’
When good thoughts come into our minds, it is the Holy Spirit who is visiting us.
The Holy Spirit is a power.
The Holy Spirit …. sustained the martyrs.   Without the Holy Spirit, the martyrs would have fallen like the leaves from the trees.   When the fires were lighted under them, the Holy Spirit extinguished the heat of the fire by the heat of divine love.
The good God, in sending us the Holy Spirit, has treated us like a great king who should send his minister to guide one of his subjects, saying, “You will accompany this man everywhere and you will bring him back to me safe and sound.”
How beautiful it is, my children, to be accompanied by the Holy Spirit!
He is indeed a good Guide and to think, that there are some, who will not follow Him!
The Holy Spirit is like a man with a carriage and horse, who should want to take us to Pans.   We should only have to say “yes,” and to get into it.   It is indeed an easy matter to say “yes”!… Well, the Holy Spirit wants to take us to Heaven; we have only to say “yes,” and to let Him take us there.“

St John Vianney (1786-1859)

“O Divine Spirit, draw us to the highest heaven where Jesus lives forever, interceding for us.   Come, fill our hearts with Your fire, show us the way to the Lord that we may find Him shining with beauty and love.   Amen”o-divine-spirit, draw us to the highest heaven - 4 june 2017 - pentecost sunday

My most Holy Lord and Sanctifier,
If I differ at all from the world,
it is because You have chosen me out of the world
and have lit up the love of God, in my heart.
If I differ from Your Saints, it is because I do not ask
earnestly enough for Your grace and for enough of it
and because I do not diligently improve
what You have given me.
Increase in me this grace of love,
in spite of all my unworthiness.
It is more precious than anything else in the world.
I accept it in place of all the world can give me.
O give it to me! It is my life.
Come Holy Spirit, Come!

Bl John Henry Newman – 1801-1890my most holy lord and sanctifier - bl j h newman - 20 may 2018 - pentecost



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