Born of the Spirit

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Jesus prayed for unity at the Last Supper. In today’s first reading we see an example of that unity in the first community of believers. They were “of one heart and mind” and “they had everything in common.”

In the Gospel reading today from John 3, we hear the rest of the conversation between Jesus and Nicodemus. Jesus says, “The wind blows where it wills, and you can hear the sound it makes, but you do not know where it comes from or where it goes; so it is with everyone who is born of the Spirit.”

I believe that this notion of being “born of the Spirit” happens at different times and in special ways throughout our lives. It starts at our baptism and is enhanced at our Confirmation. But I believe we can be “born of the Spirit” more and more each day by opening our hearts to the Spirit. Which way will the Spirit blow in your life today? Are you open to going wherever the Spirit leads?

Father, pour out your Spirit on us today. May we always be open to the promptings of the Spirit, wherever that may take us. Amen.

Today’s Readings


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