If you then, who are wicked,
know how to give good gifts to your children,
how much more will the Father in heaven give the Holy Spirit
to those who ask him?” (Lk 11:13)
I have read the ask and you shall receive stuff so many times. This part jumped out at me like I had never read it before. This again represents the value of lectio divina—reading the scriptures slowly and thoughtfully.
We, who are at times wicked, usually know how to give good gifts to our children. How much more does God know how to give us the greatest gift—the Holy Spirit, the image of God in whose very likeness we exist? What to we have to do to receive the gift of the Holy Spirit? Just ask for it! The One Who Is, the Creator, gifts us with the very life breath of the Holy One if we but ask for it.
I am asking right now, “Come, Holy Spirit.”
I now sense and feel the very life of God within me in a new and powerful way!!!!! Like our rector, Fr. John, I am ready to break into song, “Alleluia! Alleluia! Alleluia!”
Wake up and chant with me, “Come, Holy Spirit, fill our hearts, our minds, our very lives with the power of Infinite Love unfolding in the cosmos and within each one of us.” “Rain down the Son of justice who heals us and makes us whole, makes us divine!”