Saturday, February 6, 2016

Youcat commented through CCC – Question n. 120 - Part II.

YOUCAT Question n. 120 - Part II. What does the Holy Spirit do in my life?

(Youcat answer - repeated) The Holy Spirit makes me receptive to God; he teaches me to pray and helps me to be there for others.         

A deepening through CCC

(CCC 739) Because the Holy Spirit is the anointing of Christ, it is Christ who, as the head of the Body, pours out the Spirit among his members to nourish, heal, and organize them in their mutual functions, to give them life, send them to bear witness, and associate them to his self-offering to the Father and to his intercession for the whole world. Through the Church's sacraments, Christ communicates his Holy and sanctifying Spirit to the members of his Body.     

Reflecting and meditating 

(Youcat comment) Augustine calls the Holy Spirit “The quiet guest of our soul”. Anyone who wants to sense his presence must be quiet. Often this Guest speaks very softly within us and with us, for instance, in the voice of our conscience or through other interior and exterior promptings. Being a “temple of the Holy Spirit” means being there, body and soul, for this Guest, for God in us. Our body is therefore God’s living room, so to speak. The more receptive we are to the Holy Spirit in us, the more he becomes the master of our life, the sooner he will bestow on us even today his  charisms for the upbuilding of the Church. And so, instead of the  Works Of The Flesh, the  Fruits Of The Spirit grow in us.     

(CCC Comment)

(CCC 741) "The Spirit helps us in our weakness; for we do not know how to pray as we ought, but the Spirit himself intercedes with sighs too deep for words" (Rom 8:26). The Holy Spirit, the artisan of God's works, is the master of prayer.    

(The next question is: What does “Church” mean?)

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