We need the Holy Spirit if we are to be evangelizers in God’s Hands. He strengthens us with His gifts. He will embolden us with a holy boldness to step out and share the faith even when we are afraid to take that risk.
“The fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, self-control. (Gal 5: 22-23)
Let’s stop here and reflect on each of these fruits of the Holy Spirit. How may each one have an effect on the way I evangelize? Which of these fruits do I think I need the most in order to be effective in the New Evangelization?
If we are to fulfill our role well in sharing the faith, we must maintain an active prayer life. Remember, we can’t save others. Only God grants faith and saves immortal souls. Our role is to pray, fast and offer sacrifice as we give reasons to believe so that the person may receive the gift of faith & salvation.
We need the Holy Spirit to enrich our prayer life so it nourishes our soul. Prayer will make God’s truth our truth. If we listen to God in meditative prayer, the truth of the faith will be such an integral part of our life that they truth will be apparent to others without us trying to make it apparent.
An Act of Faith
O my God, I firmly believe that you are one God in three divine Persons: Father, Son, and Holy Spirit; I believe that your divine Son became man and died for our sins, and that He shall come to judge the living and the dead. I believe these and all the truths that the holy Catholic Church teaches, because you have revealed them, who can neither deceive nor be deceived.
Meditation: Is something holding us back from living our faith in such a way that makes others want to know more about it?
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