One Bread, One Body - Reflection for October 6, 2022


"God lavishes the Spirit on you and works wonders in your midst." –Galatians 3:5

When we were baptized, we began a new life in the Holy Spirit. "After beginning in the Spirit" (Gal 3:3), will we grow in the Spirit and end in the Spirit? Or will we begin in the Spirit but later quench the Spirit (1 Thes 5:19) and even "end in the flesh"? (Gal 3:3)

We will end in the Spirit if we:

Obviously, it is humanly impossible to persevere in the Holy Spirit, as it is humanly impossible even to begin in the Spirit. Nevertheless, "nothing is impossible with God," the Holy Spirit (Lk 1:37). He will complete what He has begun in us (Phil 1:6). All we need do is to cooperate with His grace. Live and die in the Holy Spirit. Come, Holy Spirit! Remain, Holy Spirit!

PRAYER: Father, may I crucify my "flesh with its passions and desires" (Gal 5:24) so that I don't stifle the Holy Spirit.
PROMISE: "If you, with all your sins, know how to give your children good things, how much more will the heavenly Father give the Holy Spirit to those who ask Him." –Lk 11:13
PRAISE: Bl. Marie-Rose Durocher, a native of Canada, was recruited by her bishop to help start a religious order, the Sisters of the Holy Names of Jesus and Mary.

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Reprinted with permission from Presentation Ministries, a lay association of the Catholic Church that focuses on evangelization and discipleship through Bible teaching, daily Mass, the charisms of the Holy Spirit, and Small Christian Community. Their ministries include:

· One Bread, One Body
· Daily Bread Radio Program
· Annual Bible Institute
· Discipleship Retreats
· Guadalupe Bible College