Thursday, May 18, 2017

Thursday of the Fifth Week of Easter

Peter got up and said to the Apostles and the presbyters, “My brothers, you are well aware that from early days God made his choice among you that through my mouth the Gentiles would hear the word of the Gospel and believe. And God, who knows the heart, bore witness by granting them the Holy Spirit just as he did us. He made no distinction between us and them, for by faith he purified their hearts.”

God makes no distinction between us when it comes to giving us every opportunity to become saints. He wants every person in this world to choose Him over the world. He wants all of us to become heirs to His Kingdom and good and faithful servants. He never asks us to carry burdens beyond the strength He has given us. Nor does He give us impossible tasks. He wants us to succeed in those things which will bring us closer to Him and He wants to lead us to where we need to be in order to become the best versions of ourselves. He knows our hearts and what would fulfill and purify them. He gives us the Holy Spirit to inspire and guide us and with Him by our side we can become saints.

How are we living up to our calling to be saintly heirs to the Kingdom? Do we thank God for all the graces He has given us so that we can overcome the trials of this life? How do we let the Holy Spirit guide our decisions as the Apostles did?

O Lord, you have granted us the Holy Spirit. Give us also open ears and hearts to listen to and live by His spiritual guidance.


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