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Pope in Santa Marta: one cannot do anything without the Holy Spirit


In his daily homily at Casa Santa Marta, Pope Francis reflected on the importance of the Holy Spirit. He said one cannot do anything without the Spirit. 

POPE FRANCIS

“A Christian life, which calls itself Christian, which leaves no room for the Holy Spirit and does not allow itself to be led by the Spirit, is a pagan life, disguised as a Christian.”

He invited Christians to ask themselves what place the Holy Spirit has in their life and pray to God for the grace to recognize “our companion.”

EXTRACTS FROM POPE'S HOMILY (Source: Vatican News)

“It is the Spirit that allows us to rise from our limitations, from our deaths, because there are so many necroses in our life and in our soul.”

“A life, that may call itself Christian, but that leaves no room for the Spirit and does not allow itself to be carried forward by the Spirit, is a pagan life, disguised as Christian.”

“The Spirit” he said, “is the protagonist of Christian life.”

“No one has ever ascended to heaven except He who descended from heaven: Jesus. He came down from heaven, and at the moment of the resurrection, he said to us ‘Receive the Holy Spirit’, the companion of Christian life.

“One cannot walk the path of a Christian life without the Holy Spirit.”

“Our daily companion.”

“A gift from the Father, a gift from Jesus”.

“Let us ask the Lord” the pope said, “to give us this awareness that we cannot be Christians without walking with the Holy Spirit, without acting with the Holy Spirit, without letting the Holy Spirit be the protagonist of our lives.”

“Our companion on our way is the Holy Spirit.”