One Minute Reflection – 27 May – The Vigil of Pentecost and the Feast of St Bede the Venerable (673-735) Confessor, Father and Doctor of the Church – Acts 19:1-8, John 14:15-21. – Scripture search here: https://www.drbo.org/
“And I will ask the Father and He will give you another Advocate to be with you always, the Spirit of truth, which the world cannot accept because it neither sees nor knows it. But you know it, because it remains with you and will be in you.” – John 14:16-17
REFLECTION – “ We are nothing of ourselves but we are a great deal with the Holy Spirit. The human person is all earthly, wholly animal, only the Holy Spirit can raise the soul and elevate it on high.
Like those kinds of spectacles which magnify things, the Holy Spirit makes us see both the good and the bad enlarged. With the Holy Spirit one sees everything enlarged – the greatness of the least action done for God and the greatness of the least fault. As a clockmaker can distinguish with his spectacles the smallest parts of a watch, so, with the light of the Holy Spirit, we can see every detail of our poor lives.
Everything is cold without the Holy Spirit and so, whenever we feel our fervour fading, we should make a novena to the Holy Spirit to ask for faith and love!” – St Jean-Marie Baptiste Vianney (1786-1859)
Priest, Curé of Ars (The spirit of the Curé d’Ars in his Instructions, Sermons and Conversations).
PRAYER – O God, Who enlightened Your Church with the learning of blessed Bede, Your Confessor and Doctor, graciously grant that Your servants may ever be enlightened by his wisdom and helped by his merits. Through Jesus Christ, Thy Son our Lord, Who lives and reigns with Thee, in the unity of the Holy Ghost, God, world without end. Amen (Collect).