Jesus Christ is risen, ALLELUIA
Jn 3:1-8 Jesus answered, “Amen, amen, I say to you, unless one is born of water and Spirit he cannot enter the Kingdom of God. What is born of flesh is flesh and what is born of spirit is spirit." Acts 4:23-31 As they prayed, the place where they were gathered shook, and they were all filled with the Holy Spirit and continued to SPEAK the word of God WITH BOLDNESS.
Through Baptism, we are "born of spirit". On that day, we may not have felt it, but the heavens "shook ( with joy), and (we) were all filled with the Holy Spirit." Just like Peter and John, we are able "to SPEAK the word of God WITH BOLDNESS." Not because of anything we have or anything we do. Everything we have and everything we do is a gift from God. We are able to SPEAK WITH BOLDNESS because of the indwelling of the Holy Spirit. When we trust, and when we call upon the Holy Spirit, only then are we able to SPEAK WITH BOLDNESS.
Let us pray, today, to the Holy Spirit, to be able to SPEAK WITH BOLDNESS.
St. Catherine of Siena, pray for us