Tuesday, May 22, 2012

Novena Holy Spirit: Day 5

There are many ways we can serve as members of the parish community.  
At the Maundy Thursday service the confirmandi and other members of the parish had their feet washed by the Bishop who followed Jesus' example of washing the feet of  the disciples. For images of the washing of the feet, click hereAs they get confirmed the young people are thinking about what they are being called to do now and in the future.  
Birthdays can often be a time to reflect back on the past year and think about what we want to do in the year ahead.  The feast of Pentecost is seen as the Birthday of the church.  Maybe this is a time for all of us to think about how we can use the gifts we have been given.

Gifted To Serve And Build Others Up
Light immortal! Light Divine!
Visit Thou these hearts of Thine,
And our inmost being fill!
Come, 0 Blessed Spirit of Knowledge, and grant that I may perceive 
the will of the Father.
Father, through Your Spirit, You invite us to participate 
in the fullness of Creation.
Help me to see that all gifts are from You and intended for your Glory.
For there are many different gifts, but always the same Spirit, 
many ways of serving, but 'always the same Lord.