Fr.Angelo – Homily – I Will Be With You Always

Posted on April 28, 2008. Filed under: Uncategorized |

Discerning the Holy Spirit is not based on feelings.

Saint Antony of Padua (c.1195-1231), Franciscan, Doctor of the Church – Sermons
“The Spirit of truth… will testify to me”

The Holy Spirit is a «stream of fire» (Dn 7,10), a divine fire. As fire acts on iron so does this divine fire act on hearts that are soiled, cold and hard. When it comes into contact with this fire, the soul gradually loses its blackness, coldness, hardness. It is transformed entirely into the likeness of the fire with which it is enflamed. Since, if the Spirit is given to a man, if he is inspired by it, then it is so that he might be transformed into its likeness so far as possible. Beneath the action of this divine fire a man is purified, warmed and melted. He attains the love of God, as the apostle Paul says: «The love of God has been poured out into our hearts through the Holy Spirit that has been given to us,» (Rom 5,5).

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