THE HOLY SPIRIT ENERGISES US
On Pentecost day, God’s Holy Spirit showered gifts upon the friends of Jesus, gifts which were different kinds of energy, gifts which transformed them. To help Christians live as followers of Jesus the Holy Spirit gives them different kinds of gifts so everyone can help one another. St. Paul explains this in his first letter to the people living in Corinth. He reminds the people that everyone has different abilities but that the Holy Spirit helps them in different ways.
Read the PowerPoint and think about the questions below.
ACTIVITY 1: SOME KEY QUESTIONS FOR YOU TO ANSWER
- What does Paul tell us God gives to everyone?
- What different gifts/energies does Paul tell us God gives to different people?
- What are these to be used for?
- What gift/energy, do you think God has given to you?
- What gift/energy, would you like to have? Why?
- How can Christians be open to the Spirit and use their gifts for the good of others? Why would they do this?
Come Holy Spirit, fill the hearts of your faithful and kindle in them the fire of your love.
Send forth your Spirit, and they shall be created and you shall renew the face of the earth.
Task: Explore the words and their meaning. Write your own version of the prayer.