Descent of the Holy Spirit upon the Apostles and the Mother of God

6.11.2013

his mystery is also only happiness. The Holy Spirit is pure Love that God in His Third Person bestows upon us. The joy of possessing the Holy Spirit is so great because it is not obscured by any earthly dependency. The Holy Spirit is free and gives His freedom to His worshipers. The mystery of the descent of the Holy Spirit fifty days after the departure of My Son is a mystery of the great love of God, God who once again descended Himself on earth to strengthen what is too weak, to revive the dead spirit of the apostles, and to heal My wounds with love. The world was filled again with the presence of God. The young Church did not yet posses the charisms through which it would open human hearts to receive the Good News. The Holy Spirit had to regain the emptied hearts, prepared through suffering and humiliated by contrition. Fright, shame and pain are not obstacles for Him, but pride and unnecessary turmoil in the soul always are. To attract the action of the Holy Spirit, man should find calm and truly desire the coming of the Holy Spirit with all that He brings and as such as He is. If man reserves for himself spaces not available to the Spirit, he can not be carried away by Him. But if he opens up completely, the Holy Spirit will reveal to him what it means – to be born of the Spirit.

The birth of the Holy Spirit is the beginning of apostolic activity. It is a new Spirit that, entering into the body of man, regenerates him spiritually, renews, strengthens and enables to become an instrument of Salvation. Everything that precedes this event is a preparation for this moment, for the reception of the Holy Spirit who, by descending, completely renews man so that he is no longer who he was and everything becomes for him simple and obvious. The descent of the Holy Spirit can be called a true – repeat conversion, because the Spirit accomplishes what man can not do. He tears away from the soul of man all unnecessary attachments and weaknesses and fills them with His love and power. Man receives the grace of being an apostle.

As the Mother of all the apostles, I received the gifts of the Holy Spirit in fullness. I have received pure love, the confession of the Divine Spirit in which He sweetened all My sufferings and compensated Me for the pain that has filled My soul. This power of love and gifts for all the apostles last in the Church through the intercession of My constant prayers. The Holy Spirit comes and gives Himself to all believers in the sacrament of Confirmation, but this is not the only source of graces given by the Holy Spirit. The Holy Spirit is love that is living, that circulates through the Mystical Body of the Church in order to strengthen it and to revitalize it. Do not neglect prayers to the Holy Spirit; do not neglect religious services in which He is called, so that He could give you the indispensable strength and wisdom for apostolic action. Look at the apostles, at their humility in which they did nothing except for calling for the help of the Holy Spirit and did not try to accomplish anything by their own power. They did not perform even the smallest mission without the Holy Spirit. They waited for Him to head out where He would send them, they waited for a long time, they waited without wasting time by praying and fasting.

No apostolic activity can be performed on one’s own account, but in everything must be fulfilled the Will of God, which man is unable to accomplish without the help of the Holy Spirit. Remember about this: do not blame yourselves for failures, for incapacity, cowardice and a lack of enthusiasm, but call upon the help of the Holy Spirit. Give yourselves up to Him before the beginning of the day and finish the day with paying tribute to Him for everything that He accomplished through you. Deprive yourselves of the right to posses your days. Let your days belong to the Holy Spirit. Let them be from the beginning to the end full of His grace and His Will. Let them be His work in you, the apostles of those times of darkness. Let the light of the Holy Spirit shine upon you, so that you may recognize the Will of God where you have been sent. Amen.


Translated from: Tajemnica różańca świętego z rozważaniami różańcowymi dyktowanymi przez Matke Bożą, na podstawie na podstawie Orędzi na Czasy Ostateczne które własnie nadeszły, Grzechynia 2013, p. 107-111


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