Today's first reading from Acts 4 shows the generosity of the early Christians. People would sell everything and "put it at the feet of the Apostles." In the Gospel reading from John 3, we see part of the conversation between Jesus and Nicodemus.
Jesus said, "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."
What does it mean to be "born of the Spirit"? We receive the Holy Spirit in Baptism, and are sealed with the Spirit in Confirmation. But that doesn't mean that we are, by default, open to the workings of the Holy Spirit in our lives. Through prayer, openness and discernment, we acknowledge the promptings of the Spirit and are more willing to act on them. Let's pray that we can be more open to the movement of the Holy Spirit in our lives more and more each day.
Father, we ask for an outpouring of the Holy Spirit in our lives today. As we are born of the Spirit, let us be open to all the ways the Holy Spirit desires to move in us. Amen.