PODCAST | Giving the Holy Spirit a Blank Check
In this podcast, Fr. Javier del Castillo helps us prepare for the great solemnity of Pentecost by guiding us to ask ourselves: What is my relationship with the Holy Spirit? Am I docile? Do I listen?
“Wherever the Spirit is, there is newness, there is life,” explains Fr. Javier. “There is definitely a difference between what the Apostles were before, and what the Apostles are after they received the Holy Spirit” (Acts 2:1-11). And, “it’s the power of humility… of the docility of the Apostles that let go and let God. Let God the Holy Spirit act in and through them in spite of their own weaknesses…”
Fr. Javier says that, “Our Lord is challenging us to be docile to the Spirit. And, to be docile means to give the Holy Spirit a blank check… It means to take a risk, it means that we won’t know where He comes from and we don’t know where we’re going. But we know we’re in sure hands. And that’s what it means to commit ourselves to the Christian life.”
We ask the Holy Spirit “to come in a new Pentecost” to each one of us today to help us be docile in order to let God into our lives and to take us wherever He wills. We also ask the Holy Spirit for His gifts, especially wisdom, to understand the ways of God and to understand the things of the world from God’s point of view.