Sunday, May 23, 2010
I have looked forward to the Feast of Pentecost since these tiny white flowers appeared on our lawn a few weeks ago. I am not sure what they are, or how they grew on the lawn, for none of my community planted them, but they seemed a lovely surprise. I searched the web and I think they are called Star of Bethlehem. They evidently grow from a bulb (probably planted by a local squirrel), but our local ravenous deer ate them the next day, so I couldn't check the roots. If they are Star of Bethlehem, they are evidently a quickly propagating wildflower. And, isn't that just like the Holy Spirit! The Spirit comes to me, most frequently, by surprise! And I hope, the effects of the Spirit with me and with others in the world propagates very rapidly (and doesn't have a fattened deer to whisk away the good effects).
The Spirit, of course, entered my life through the gift of the sacraments and through the gift of my religious profession. I am aware of the presence of the Holy Spirit in our community room when we pray together each morning. As we share our prayer and reflections, it is so clear that each person receives the gifts she needs in a different way as we reflect on the liturgy of the day together. And this is a source of great nourishment for each of us in community together.
Posted by RSHM Prayer for Flitters at 5:40 PM