On this Pentecost Sunday, I found this wonderful reflection by Fran Rossi Szpylczyn of the blog “There will be Bread” and thought I would share it. I will have my “Sunday Reflections” post up later this evening.
“I believe in the Holy Spirit…” The words are right there in the Nicene Creed:
I believe in the Holy Spirit, the Lord, the giver of life,
who proceeds from the Father and the Son,
who with the Father and the Son is adored and glorified,
who has spoken through the prophets.
If you are Catholic, you are saying these words at mass on a regular basis. You may read them off of a page, you may mumble along, you may say nothing at all.
So what do you believe?
I’m kind of stuck on that last bit – “who has spoken through the prophets.” Prophets – they are so annoying, aren’t they?
If you immediately want to say “No! They’re great!” that might be because you, if you are like me, feel that way about your prophets. You know the ones, the ones that you like. By extension…
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