Friday, June 27, 2014

The Bridge

'Human pride and egoism
always create divisions,
build walls of indifference,
hate and violence. 
The Holy Spirit,
on the other hand,
makes hearts capable
of understanding
the languages of all,
as He re-establishes
the bridge
of authentic
between earth and Heaven.'

Pope Emeritus Benedict XVI


Painting:  John Henry Hill


  1. Looking back, I see in my own life that even though I received gifts from the Holy Spirit at age 13, I didn't develop them until I experienced enough in life to shape them (a work in progress.) When I was in my 20's, I always questioned why I didn't use these gifts in a more perfected manner, hadn't these gifts come from the Holy Spirit perfect already? But now I see these gifts are perfect, yes, but it is up to the individual will to shape and mold and use them the way God wants us to. Always always a work in progress our hearts and minds are a work in progress.

    1. Patty, what a wonderful insight.... that His gifts come, perfect, but it's up to (imperfect) us to use them the way God wants us to. I'll be thinking about this today!