Born of the Spirit

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We see in our first reading today from Acts 4 that the first community of believers was “of one heart and mind.” Jesus prayed for unity among His disciples. The Church still prays for unity today. May all of us who believe in Jesus be of one heart and mind.

In the Gospel reading today from John 3, we see the continuation of that conversation between Jesus and Nicodemus. Jesus says to Nicodemus, “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.”

Wind can be an unpredictable thing. It can change course without notice, altering the direction of things in its path. It is also a powerful change agent; it builds up and breaks down through its awesome power. So it is with the Holy Spirit. Those of us who are born of the Spirit must always be open to its changing power, and ready to go wherever the wind of the Spirit may take us. Prepare for an awesome adventure!

Father, may we always be open to your Spirit, to going where the Spirit leads and changing through its awesome power. Amen.

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