Thursday, June 9, 2011
Holy Spirit Novena Day 5
The fruit of the Spirit is Kindness.
Do not grieve the Holy Spirit, in whom you are sealed for redemption. Let all bitterness and anger and slander be put away from you, and be kind to one another, tenderhearted, forgiving as God in Christ forgave you. (Eph 4: 30-32)
Missionary Cenacle Meditations
We want kindness, we want love. We should learn from the Heart of our Divine Lord to be kind. What is your nature? Are your thoughts kindly? If your thoughts are not kindly your words will not be kindly. A kind person makes allowance, a kind person is considerate, a kind person isn’t looking to get something out of others. (p. 231)
In baptism, I received the Holy Spirit. The fruit of the Spirit is already mine. When have I received true kindness? When have I been kind to someone who I knew really needed it?