Reminded rather than changed

“In prayer we are reminded rather than changed. Prayer helps us to realise what we already know. The Holy Spirit is not an alien invader, but the one who enables us to be ourselves. On Whit Sunday, Peter and the apostles had the same personalities as before Pentecost, but they had the courage to be themselves, to speak out from their hearts about what they had heard from Jesus. The apostles at Pentecost did not get more lectures on Christianity. Instead they had the confidence to use what they already knew. Paddy Kavanagh, the poet, used to say that we only learn what we already know. We learn by reflecting on our experience.” ~ Sacred Space

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