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dc.contributor.authorGabuzda, Richard, Rev.en_US
dc.identifier.otherLectionary number: 274en_US
dc.description.abstractFilled with the Holy Spirit||Though it may come as a surprise to those accustomed to saving up enthusiasm for the celebration of Pentecost Sunday, mention of the Holy Spirit pours off the pages of the Acts of the Apostles and pleads for our attention even in these earlier days of the Easter Season. That Holy Spirit is not a "something" to be celebrated forty or so days from now, but a Someone who directs, moves and, most of all, "fills" the hearts of believers.|Stephen, "filled with the Holy Spirit," challenges the religious leaders of his day and diagnoses the problem that keeps them from accepting Jesus: "You always oppose the Holy Spirit." Filled with that Holy Spirit, Stephen goes to his death, forgiving those who stone him.|Filled with the Holy Spirit, or opposing the Holy Spirit? We are all directed and moved by some kind of energy. What is the energy that causes us to act, influences our choices, gets us out of bed in the morning? Is it the energy that comes from fear? The desire to accomplish? Is it the energy that makes us tired even before the day has begun? The Holy Spirit dwells within us, not as a "something," but a "Someone," desiring to direct us, move us, influence our choices--to give us life. Will we consciously invoke that present Holy Spirit to be our life, our energy, our driving force, today?en_US
dc.publisherUniversity Ministry, Creighton University.en_US
dc.rightsThese reflections may not be sold or used commercially without permission. Personal or parish use is permitted.en_US
dc.titleReflection for Tuesday, April 16, 2002: 3rd week in Easter.en_US
dc.rights.holderUniversity Ministry, Creighton University.en_US
dc.publisher.locationOmaha, Nebraska, United Statesen_US
dc.program.unitUniversity Collegeen_US
dc.program.unitInstitute for Priestly Formationen_US
dc.contributor.cuauthorGabuzda, Richard J., Rev.en_US 3en_US
dc.subject.local1Acts 7:51-8:1aen_US
dc.subject.local2Psalms 31:3cd-4, 6+7b+8a, 17+21aben_US
dc.subject.local4John 6:30-35en_US
dc.title.seriesDaily Reflections (Meditations) on the Scriptures from the Roman Catholic Lectionary.en_US IIen_US

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