‘If we live by the Spirit, let us also walk by the Spirit’. This is the final verse of our New Testament reading, from Galatians.

And, as a comment upon the text, a few lines from Sr Miriam of the Holy Spirit OCD’s poem, ‘To live with the Spirit’:

‘To live with the Spirit of God is to be a listener. / It is to keep the vigil of mystery, / earthless and still. / One leans to catch the stirring of the Spirit, / strange as the wind’s will’.

These words themselves echo the words of Our Lord in St John’s Gospel: ‘The wind blows where it wills, and you hear the sound of it, but you do not know whence it comes or whither it goes; so it is with everyone who is born of the Spirit’.

May we increasingly allow ourselves the freedom to live and walk by the Spirit, whom we have received in the Church’s sacraments, and may God bless you this day.