The Gospel of John describes how the Holy Spirit is given to the apostles: the risen Jesus breathing on the apostles to impart the Holy Spirit. This is Pentecost. The power of the Spirit not only authorises, but also empowers the apostles.
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Those who receive the sacrament are given the strength to overcome “the temptation to separate from God, from his will, from communion with him and fall into the snares of worldly seductions,” the pope said during his weekly general audience.
Like many young children, I had a vivid and expressive imagination when I was young, and that came especially to the fore during play times. A princess who needed to be rescued, a wicked witch and an intrepid explorer were among the fantasy roles I enjoyed enacting.
Forgiving those who have caused pain or offence is not easy, Pope Francis said. It is a grace that we have to ask for,” because the peace offered by Christ cannot take root in a heart that is incapable of living in fraternity with others and incapable of rebuilding those bonds after being wounded, the pope said
Rights and responsibilities balance one another out, but when it comes to rights and respect, which comes first? Do rights flow from respect, or do rights lead to respect, or both?
John Driver , Daveyton – Jesus, who was truly man, received baptism from John the Baptist to “fulfil all righteousness” (Mark 1:4-9). The Holy Spirit descended upon him in the form of a dove after his baptism. Jesus was 30 years old (Luke 3:23).
An international Charismatic Renewal training course on intercession was held in Gaborone, with 150 participants from ten countries in Africa
The Spirit himself testifies with our spirit that we are God’s children. Romans 8:16
At Pentecost the Church remembers how the Holy Spirit descended on the assembled apostles and gave them the gift of tongues, so that when they preached immediately afterwards, they could be understood by foreign people
Being a Christian means battling the devil and striving for holiness each day, Pope Francis said.
We believe that the Holy Spirit governs the Church. Well then, how could Rodrigo Borgia, with a bad reputation, have become Pope Alexander VI?
The Holy Spirit changed me from believing “about” Jesus to knowing that he is the Lord of all aspects of my life.