At the heart of the Saint Benedict story is the experience of the Holy Spirit. Divine Renovation would be just another theory if it wasn't for the fact that the Holy Spirit has done something here and is doing something.
“The Holy Spirit is the game changer taking us from maintenance to mission.”
The Holy Spirit is very powerful. He is not just some form of energy. He is a person. He is the third person of the Trinity. And, just like each one of us is a person, the Holy Spirit is a person. He wants to be personally in relationship with us and with our parishes.
Here are three ways the Holy Spirit empowers us.
- The Holy Spirit empowers us to proclaim Jesus is Lord.
The Holy Spirit empowers us to say Jesus is my Lord.
- The Holy Spirit empowers us by giving us Spiritual Gifts.
God gives us all kinds of gifts. Not for ourselves, but for the common good.
- The Holy Spirit empowers us to be united.
The classic approach of the enemy is to divide and conquer. The Spirit brings unity.
At the heart of this epic Saint Benedict story is the experience of the Holy Spirit. It can happen in all kinds of ways.
The number one reason why Saint Benedict has captured the attention of people all over the world is because hundreds of people have had their lives changed and have become disciples.
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