Speak the Language of Love
The descent of the Holy Spirit and his workings in my life has taught me the language he imparts to us all and the language we can all communicate in and also comprehend: the language of love.
How wonderful that the Holy Spirit fills our hearts with the warmth of his presence which, if we allow it, mirrors his graces to all we meet. He teaches us the language of love, so that when we sit next to each other in church, we reach over to hug the stranger beside us or just smile warmly.
His love allows us to pause amid our busy strides, to look upon the face of hunger and to compassionately and without judgment be the hand of Christ.
His love allows us to humble ourselves in our church duties; at the workplace or in social obligations and not want glory for ourselves, but to remain content in obscurity and to even wholeheartedly welcome it.His love allows us to love those who hurt us so unbearably but sadly often don’t even realise the pain they cause us.
The Holy Spirit enables us to speak the universal language when we don’t ignore people who communicate with us, even if we don’t agree with their viewpoints.
If we speak the language of love, powered by the Holy Spirit, we can never be misunderstood. There are no ambiguities; no catchy phrases are necessary. His love gives us the grace to accept with joy our lot in life and even though the sharp pains of sorrows pierce our hearts to cling on to the hope of having our hearts desires granted if we but trust and have faith.
We must clothe our hearts with love and pray that the Holy Spirit will help us to love as Our Lord does! That he will help us to speak the universal language, which requires just the occasional use of words — the language of love. From Rosemary Govender, Pietermaritzburg–