Holy Spirit, Changer of Plans

Posted on June 1, 2022 by Published by

Pentecost Sunday

The fifty days between Easter Sunday and Pentecost Sunday are one great feast—one Magnificent Day of Lord. Pentecost Sunday is the fulfillment of the Paschal Mystery: the Passion, Resurrection and Ascension of Jesus. The descent of the Holy Spirit confirms that Christ rose from the dead and ascended to the Father.

In the experience of the Church sometimes the Holy Spirit can descend upon a person with graces that will ruin all his plans. We often make our own plans and try to make everything perfect. And more often than naught, we experience that our perfect plans are ruined. From a spiritual point of view, God knows why. God lovingly ruins our plans because they are not in accordance with His will.

The Holy Spirit is the Great Architect of our faith. He often strips us and makes us poor so that we will be able to receive His great power and mercy. It is very important in difficult situations to discover the action of God—the action of the Holy Spirit. Please take some time today, during Pentecost, to open your heart to the action of the Holy Spirit’s Love, even if this means accepting that the Holy Spirit may ruin your plans. And be certain that if the Holy Spirit does, in fact, spoil your plans, it is only because God’s plan is so much better.

Yours in Christ,
Father Arthur

Readings for Pentecost Sunday: Lectionary 63

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