Link to today’s readings: http://usccb.org/bible/readings/052917.cfm
While Apollos was in Corinth, Paul traveled through the interior of the country and down to Ephesus where he found some disciples. He said to them, “Did you receive the Holy Spirit when you became believers?” They answered him, “We have never even heard that there is a Holy Spirit.” He said, “How were you baptized?” They replied, “With the baptism of John.” Paul then said, “John baptized with a baptism of repentance, telling the people to believe in the one who was to come after him, that is, in Jesus.” When they heard this, they were baptized in the name of the Lord Jesus. And when Paul laid his hands on them, the Holy Spirit came upon them, and they spoke in tongues and prophesied. Altogether there were about twelve men.
He entered the synagogue, and for three months debated boldly with persuasive arguments about the Kingdom of God.
Have you been baptized but do not know the Holy Spirit? Have you been baptized in the Holy Spirit? That is the fullness of the baptism that comes from God. Many people today do not believe in the miracles that can occur when they are baptized in the Holy Spirit. They say that such things died out when the Apostles died. But they cannot believe in the promises of Christ. He said that He was sending a helper who would be with us always – the Paraclete. Jesus did as He promised. Do you believe Him or not?
Prayer: Heavenly Father, I rejoice that I was baptized not only in the Trinity but in the Holy Spirit. My heart and mind opened to you as never before and I now give you praise, honor and glory unceasingly and forever! Amen and Alleluia!
Sing to God, O kingdoms of the earth, Alleluia!