What is born of spirit is spirit!!
April 17, 2023
Dear Family of Mary!
The Gospel for today:
There was a Pharisee named Nicodemus, a ruler of the Jews. He came to Jesus at night and said to him, “Rabbi, we know that you are a teacher who has come from God, for no one can do these signs that you are doing unless God is with him.”
Jesus answered and said to him, “Amen, amen, I say to you, unless one is born from above, he cannot see the Kingdom of God.”
Nicodemus said to him, “How can a man once grown old be born again? Surely he cannot reenter his mother’s womb and be born again, can he?”
Jesus answered, “Amen, amen, I say to you, unless one is born of water and Spirit he cannot enter the Kingdom of God. What is born of flesh is flesh and what is born of spirit is spirit. Do not be amazed that I told you, ‘You must be born from above.’ The wind blows where it wills, and you can hear the sound it makes, but you do not know where it comes from or where it goes; so it is with everyone who is born of the Spirit.” (John 3:1-8)
This scripture moves us into the six weeks of preparation for Pentecost! We will be taught by Jesus about the Third Person of the Trinity, the Holy Spirit!! And we will be prepared to receive an outpouring of that Spirit in our lives that can bring awesome changes to us!
I am reminded of the word I received a while ago about our imaginations and how they are a faculty of our soul, given to us to be open to the realities of God and Heaven! We are given our imaginations so that God can speak to us and show us things beyond our physical reality, the things of the Spirit, the things of Heaven.
But to receive these beautiful gifts we need to pray to the Holy Spirit! He will come and show us the wonders of God’s love in ways we would never have dreamed possible! We need the Holy Spirit!! Really it is like being born from above!
Our Lady told us:
June 2, 1984 (Saturday)
Tonight I wish to tell you during the days of this Novena
to pray for the outpouring of the Holy Spirit on your families and on your parish.
Pray, and you shall not regret it.
God will give you gifts by which you will glorify Him till the end of your life on this earth.
Thank you for having responded to my call.”
Are you ready for this outpouring? Let’s do it!!
God bless you and keep you!!