The Holy Spirit Annoys Us

“The Holy Spirit annoys us, because he moves us, he makes us travel, he pushes the Church forward. And we are like Peter at the Transfiguration: ‘Oh, how wonderful it is for us to be here all together!’ as long as it does not inconvenience us.

“We would like the Holy Spirit to doze off.  We want to subdue the Holy Spirit.  And that just will not work.  For he is God, and he is that wind that comes and goes, and you do not know from where.  He is the strength of God; it is he who gives us consolation and strength to continue forward.  To go forward! And this is bothersome.  Convenience is nicer.”  – Papa Frank

CREDIT: Reproduced from Through the Year with Pope Francis (ed. Kevin Cotter, Our Sunday Visitor Publishing Division, 2013).


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