Part of the book: 33 Meditations by Tomislav Ivančić
THE HOLY SPIRIT IS THE SUPREME POWER OF THE WORLD
Meditation course: Sit down and take a deep breath. Then exhale slowly and remember: THE BREATH OF LIFE WAS BREATHED INTO ME. Continue to focus on breathing and keep thinking: I breathe and therefore, I live. Cessation of breathing is cessation of life. The spirit breathes in you. After ten minutes become aware: the Holy Spirit regenerates you, cleanses you, guides you, inspires you, loves you. In him you conquer lethargy, sin, evil. Then let the Holy Spirit speak in you, let him pray in you, let him testify to you that you are a child of God. Thank the Holy Spirit…
Life is a wonderful reality. What keeps the atoms of the flower so perfectly coordinated in color, scent, shape? Where does the flower and the fruit draw all that treasure and beauty that neither factories can make, nor man imitate? Who holds the human body so perfectly in function that it does not disintegrate? Who controls the movement of the stars? Who studies animals to survive and reproduce? Or: what keeps the color of a painting together to convey the artist’s inspiration? Matter is inert, dead, prone to decay.
Who keeps it in perfect forms of nature, minerals, organisms, human deeds? Who? Cities, works of art, houses, factories, machines were assembled by the human spirit, using some other Spirit who already keeps the matter around us in law. The human spirit composed letters, books, pictures, suits, food, voices, songs, notes, cars, speech, machines, conversation. And who made such achievements possible for the human spirit? And what spirit created man? It is obvious that this is a Force stronger than matter and than man. That it is beautiful, omnipotent, creative, good, holy. What power is that? It is the Holy Spirit through whom our souls are breathed at birth and whom we receive especially at baptism and other sacraments, and especially in prayer.
The Holy Spirit is a creative person, supreme freedom, peace. He empowers man to create. He is the strongest power in the world. He is Love and leads everything quietly, delicately, slowly, but surely towards the goal. He who receives the Holy Spirit becomes capable of overcoming all the adversities of life.
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