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12 MAY

Sixth Sunday of Easter

To Untie the Knots

Sometimes we just need some help! Jesus knew that we would need an advocate and he asked for the best—the Holy Spirit. And oh how we need the creative work of the Holy Spirit in our families, in our community and in our world!  Anne Osdieck opens our eyes and hearts to the power of the Holy Spirit in this quote from St. John Paul II.

(See https://liturgy.slu.edu/6EasterA051423/reflections_osdieck.html)

 “And I will ask the Father, and he will give you another Advocate to be with you always, the Spirit of truth. … ” According to Pope Francis—quoting St. John Paul II— is the Holy Spirit able to untie the most “knotted” human affairs? Is there some small way you can allow the Holy Spirit to use your creativity to help untie the knots of hunger, gun violence and climate change?

To believe that the Holy Spirit is at work in everyone means realizing that he seeks to penetrate every human situation and all social bonds: ‘The Holy Spirit can be said to possess an infinite creativity, proper to the divine mind, which knows how to loosen the knots of human affairs, even the most complex and inscrutable.’ (from St. John Paul II)

Evangelium Gaudium, 178

And so we pray for the grace to allow the Holy Spirit into our minds and hearts and to hear the call to untie the knots of hunger, gun violence, climate change and all the knots in our family life and in our workplaces, as well as in our church.  Listen here to Holy Spirit, We Are Calling You by Ed Bolduc.

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