THE HOLY SPIRIT draws us into a shared life by empowering us to walk in the light. We cannot walk in the light by our strength only. How often, especially within the setting of the church, do we tend to give the impression that we are more honest, more caring, more virtuous than we really are.
In theory we may be willing to see the value of being open, honest, and transparent; but we seldom find it easy to put this theory into practice. Somehow it is easier to pretend to look good than to be good, to pretend to love than to love, to appear to be holy than to be holy. Rather than living in the power of the Spirit we become imposters of the Spirit.
A quick test: When did you last honestly share a weakness, sin, or struggle with a sibling in the faith?
– Trevor Hudson
Holy Spirit Here and Now
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Today’s reading asks, “When did you last honestly share a weakness, sin, or struggle with a sibling in the faith?” Share your thoughts.
And Jesus came and said to them, “All authority in heaven and on earth has been given to me.”
Matthew 28:18, NRSV
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This week we remember: Boniface (June 5).
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