Daily Reflection

From a Creighton Student's Perspective

October 26, 2011

Katie Kastl

Senior, Theology and Secondary Education Double Major

Rom 8:26-30
Ps 13:4-5, 6
Lk 13:22-30

"The Spirit comes to the aid of our weakness; for we do not know how to pray as we ought." -Rom 8:26

Think about a time when you were going to do something wrong. Remember that feeling in your gut that you shouldn’t do it? How about the time when you felt drawn to pray or go to church for no explicable reason? Some call this feeling conscience. Christians call it the Holy Spirit.

The Holy Spirit tends to be the underappreciated person of the Trinity. When we are in trouble or filled with joy, we rarely call upon the Spirit. Yet, the Spirit is indispensible. As St. Paul tells us, the Spirit is the one who helps us, because we do not know how to pray without the Spirit. It is the Spirit who moves our hearts to God and enables us to pray.

Everyone likes to say, “With God all things are possible.” And this is very true. But, we must also remember, “Without the Spirit, nothing is possible.”

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