Are You Ready?

by Catherine Doherty

Are you ready for the Holy Spirit? You know that he comes to you like he came to the apostles, and you can all be filled with the Holy Spirit.

To be filled with the Spirit is really something. He explains everything to you. Remember what Christ said, “What you don’t know, the Advocate will explain to you.”

When you want to understand something, why don’t you pray to the Holy Spirit? Sometimes you get to know something better from him than from anybody else.

You should be praying to the Holy Spirit constantly.

The Holy Spirit gives answers to your questions. When I can’t solve something, I begin to pray to the Holy Spirit, and I receive answers in my thoughts. I advise you to do that.

And don’t be afraid to call upon him if you are in danger. He keeps you safe. I remember once I had to go out at night to nurse somebody in Harlem and I saw two guys coming toward me and I knew exactly what they were going to do.

I didn’t have any money, but they didn’t know that. They were coming toward me and I said, “Holy Spirit, help me because they are going to attack me.” And you know what? They came up to me and said, “How are you? I hope, okay.” And they passed me by! Now there you are.

Adapted from Grace in Every Season, (2001), May 29, p. 149, available from MH Publications