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Fr. Bob at pulpit during Easter Vigil

The Holy Spirit in Our Lives

“We must be careful, too, about the vocabulary we use to describe what we speak of here. It is incorrect, and quite misleading, to refer to this experience as ‘the Baptism', or to recall it by saying: ‘I was ‘baptised’ one year ago today.’

“The experience of being baptised with the Spirit will certainly bring us into closer touch with the role of the Holy Spirit in our lives and in the life of the Church than was ever the case before. We will know the Spirit of God as working in our lives. We will sense him doing the things Jesus taught that he would do. He will bear witness within me about who Jesus is. (John 15:26) He will be teaching me things I hadn't effectively known before, in fact, all the things I need to know. (John 14:26) We will begin to appreciate the particular actions of the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit. We will know the Father as the one who has the plans, whose will it is vital for us to do. We will know the Son, Jesus, as the one who links the human race to the Godhead, who makes it possible for us to enter into a share in the very life of God. We will know the Holy Spirit as the one who carries out the Father's directions, the one who gets things done, who has the wisdom and the pwoer we need.”

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