Serving as a Disciple

A Way of Being

…awake to the Spirit alive and active.

Contemplative Process

The Holy Spirit is the gift of Christ to his disciples. Through the Spirit, God’s love is poured out into our hearts freeing us to live the mission of Christ in today’s world. So freed we are awakened to the movement of the Spirit in the hearts of all people of good will.
 

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Scripture Passages

When it was evening on that day, the first day of the week, and the doors of the house where the disciples had met were locked for fear of the Jews, Jesus came and stood among them and said “Peace be with you”. After he said this, he showed them his hands and his side. Then the disciples rejoiced when they saw the Lord. Jesus said to them again “Peace be with you.

As the Father has sent me, so I send you”. When he had said this, he breathed on them and said to them “Receive the Holy Spirit. If you forgive the sins of any, they are forgiven them; if you retain the sins of any, they are retained”

John 20:19-23
 

For what human being knows what is truly human except the human spirit that is within? So also no one comprehends what is truly God’s except the Spirit of God. Now we have received not the spirit of the world, but the Spirit that is from God, so that we may understand the gifts bestowed on us by God. And we speak of these things in words not taught by human wisdom but taught by the Spirit, interpreting spiritual things to these who are spiritual.

1 Corinthians 2:11-13
 

When you hide your face, they are dismayed;
When you take away their breath, they die and return to their dust

Psalm 104:29
 

Then he said to me, “Prophesy to the breath, prophesy, mortal, and say to the breath: Thus says the Lord God: Come from the four winds, O breath, and breathe upon these slain, that they may live.

Ezekiel 37:9
 

Let anyone who has an ear to listen to what the Spirit is saying to the churches. To everyone who conquers, I will give permission to eat from the tree of life that is in the paradise of God.

Revelation 2:7
 

Questions for Reflection

  • When do I experience freedom of heart?
  • How does this experience of freedom awaken my heart to the movement of the Spirit in myself and others?

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