Too often in our lives we “settle” with our prayer time. We naturally struggle to pray and try to define what a good prayer really is. I have found my own prayer relationship with God has ebbed as I’ve grown up.
It has been the constant belief of the Church that God is Triune, a plurality of Persons. God is one and God is three. The Father, Son and Holy Spirit are three distinct divine Persons, co-equal and indivisible, who possess equally and totally one divine nature.
God has many love languages that He personalizes for each and every one of us. He longs to speak to your heart individually in a way that is special and meaningful to you.
The celebration of Pentecost reminds us that right now, here in the present, the Spirit actively and constantly seeks human hearts that thirst for divine love and a new way of life, which he finds as an irresistible invitation to enter into the depths of the soul, take possession of it that it too may possess him, and thus experience his warm, regenerative and healing embrace.
Picture this: you’re at your local grocery store shopping for dinner and someone asks you point blank: “What is Christianity?”
These days, people are coming up with all kinds of creative ideas. Some of these are morally good and praiseworthy. Others not so much.
Uniting your human will to Christ brings happiness. This is an essential concept which the world has long rejected and which people find perplexing and difficult. Isn’t my happiness found in complete human freedom? says the worldly post-modern autonomist.
Through the gift of faith we are enabled to assent fully and freely to the entire content of God’s revelation in Jesus Christ.