The True Evangelist

I finished the last post on the theme of the true evangelist. What the Lord showed me interiorly and through my own experience, is that when you are under the anointing of the Holy Spirit you can’t help yourself in a way. You are always free, as the Lord profoundly respects our freedom. However, there is a childlike joy and glee in sharing the Gospel with others, when you step out into a place of risk.

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Welling Up Of The Spirit

One of the most inspirational passages of the Gospels is the discourse of Jesus with the Samaritan woman in John 4. In pondering it recently I mused on that imagery of the water of the Spirit “welling” up to eternal life and the Lord brought me deeper into this mystery. Not unlike St Teresa of Avila’s waterings, the welling up of the Holy Spirit is God’s work. and the task of the soul is to get out of His way.

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Dagger of The Mind

It took me a long time to realize that my understanding of eternity in relation to time was subtly off the mark in a way that negatively impacted the process of spiritual transformation. I think many of us fall into this trap also, an idea that runs in the mind like a broken CD, quietly in the background so that we don’t notice it. The enemy is expert at tampering with our thoughts in this way, but the Holy Spirit imbues us with the gift of discernment that only comes with a deep prayer life.

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Being “Leavened” for the Kingdom

Reading the parables of the Kingdom today in front of the Blessed Sacrament, I was struck by the parable of the Kingdom compared to leaven. “The kingdom of heaven is like leaven which a woman took and hid in three measures of meal, till it was all leavened (Mt 13:33).” The Lord showed me

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In the Darkness – The Grain of Wheat

When recently listening in prayer, the Lord reminded me of a teaching he gave to me on the grain of wheat  “Truly, truly, I say to you, unless a grain of wheat falls into the earth and dies, it remains alone; but if it dies, it bears much fruit”. (Jn 12:24).  There are many beautiful layers in this word. To allow God the pre-eminent place in our lives means we have also to “fall”

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The Upward Call

I was recently pondering some wisdom written by one of the Saints in heaven – on how we need to focus on the small things in life, to receive the inspirations of the Holy Spirit and then to act on them without delay, in this way building up the kingdom of God in our own sphere of influence. Knowing that I have the terrible habit of procrastination, the Spirit called me to rise up

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Designed to be gods

Mankind, (man and woman) were created in the image and likeness of God as recounted in the Genesis narrative. In the fall of original sin, the image was shattered like a broken mirror. All the pieces are there though but in complete disarray and in the wrong order – that terrifying package called concupisence, in that our fleshly nature is at war with our desire for God.  The original plan of God was to create mankind so that He could make His home in each one of us through the indwelling of the Trinity (John 14:23).

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The Cosmic Inflator

The universe is expanding since it’s initial moment of creation in the big-bang event. Since this discovery there has been speculation as to whether it will expand forever or somehow come to a halt and reverse course under the pull of it’s mutual gravity. This would result in a so called “big-crunch” where the universe would implode back into a point of zero volume and infinite density and mass-energy. However, since 1998 it has been determined that the expansion of the universe is actually accelerating due to the presence of a mysterious force called dark energy, the nature of which is unknown.

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