12-02-14 Catholic Daily Mass Quotes

December 2, 2014
The prophet Isaiah said, “The Spirit of the LORD shall rest upon him: a Spirit of wisdom and of understanding, a Spirit of counsel and of strength, a Spirit of knowledge and of fear of the LORD, and his delight shall be the fear of the LORD.”  Is 11:1-10

Today we call these the Gifts of the Holy Spirit.  Isaiah was prophesying the characteristics of the Spirit that would inhabit the Lord, Jesus; the “shoot that would sprout from the stump of Jesse.”  (Remember Jesse was the father of David who would become the world renowned King of Israel, around 1000 BC.)

These are the Gifts that only we can personally accept from the Lord.  No one can do it for us.  And when we do accept these Gifts of the Holy Spirit we find that, not only does life become much more bearable, but through that Spirit living within us, we can do marvelous things for the Lord that would be impossible otherwise.  We become the living hands and heart of Jesus in the present.  What an awesome Gift!  What an awesome God!  And Jesus says, “Come!”

Jesus rejoiced in the Holy Spirit and said,
I give you praise, Father, Lord of heaven and earth,
for although you have hidden these things
from the wise and the learned
you have revealed them to the childlike.
Lk 10:21-24

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