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Live According to the Spirit

Let’s journey back to the glorious day of your Baptism.

Imagine that beautiful day, the sounds of that morning, and the preparations taking place. As your family and friends helped you get ready, think of the rejoicing in Heaven. Your Guardian Angel was protecting you from harm and your patron Saint was interceding for your needs.

But most of all, the Father, Son, and Holy Spirit were desiring to come dwell in your heart. We will never fully understand this longing of God to free us from our sins so that He might live His life in us.

As the priest poured water over your head, baptizing you in the name of the Father, Son, and Holy Spirit, you became a beloved daughter of the Father. Sister, nothing can tarnish that indelible mark on your soul.

Now remember the joyful day of your First Holy Communion.

Imagine that beautiful day, the sounds of that morning, and the preparations taking place. As your family and friends helped you get ready, think of the rejoicing in Heaven. Your Guardian Angel was protecting you from harm and your patron Saint was interceding for your needs.

But most of all, the Father, Son, and Holy Spirit were desiring to come dwell in your heart. Jesus came to dwell in your heart in a deeper way, as you received the Body, Blood, Soul, and Divinity of Jesus Christ in the Holy Eucharist. Sister, nothing can separate you from His love.

Finally, recall the grace-filled day of your Confirmation.

Imagine that beautiful day, the sounds of that morning, and the preparations taking place. As your family and friends helped you get ready, think of the rejoicing in Heaven. Your Guardian Angel was protecting you from harm and your patron Saint was interceding for your needs.

But most of all, the Father, Son, and Holy Spirit were desiring to come dwell in your heart. The Holy Spirit strengthened you with His gifts of wisdom, understanding, counsel, fortitude, knowledge, piety, and fear of the Lord.

Sister, you have His strength inside of you. Live according to the Spirit.

Sister, nothing can separate you from His love. // Rose Coleman Click To Tweet

Re-read today’s Letter from Saint Paul to the Romans, Romans 8:1-11.

Rose Coleman is a contemplative in action who delights in all things beautiful. Her adventurous heart has traveled many places—from circumnavigating the globe on a ship during college to some years in the convent as a religious sister. Exuberant from her childhood, she is an elementary school teacher who learns so much from her students. She is the author of our Blessed Conversations: Ways to Pray study found here, a contributing author to our children’s devotional prayer book, Rise Up, and a contributing author to our Advent devotional book, All the Generations. You can find out more about her here

3 Comments

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    Marijke
    October 26, 2019 at 5:52 am

    Thank you Rose! It is so strong!

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    Anna-Therse Kelly
    October 26, 2019 at 9:52 am

    The Holy Spirit is with me today and the readings and your comments are Devine providence! My youngest daughter, Sophia, is making her Confirmation today and I have been praying that she will feel the Holy Spirit in her life now more than ever. I also prayed for the Holy Spirit to fill her heart with His love for her and for my other two children, who have fallen away from the Catholic church. My heart has been lifted today. Thank you!

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    Lisa Murphy
    October 26, 2019 at 10:56 am

    Amen! Thank you!
    Today is our 3rd child’s baptism birthday and it was so beautiful to read the first section to him!

    Thank you for helping us connect to a heavenly perspective

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