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If We Are Humble, We Shall Be Filled with the Holy Spirit

5/19/2004 - 7:00 AM PST

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By Fr. Jonas Abib
Founder Cancao Nova

I know it is a daring thing to say, though today God identifies us to Mary. This is the Will of God: that we may be to our family, friends and people the same Mary has been to the world: the one who gives them the Holy Spirit.

Mary conceived Jesus by the power of the Holy Spirit and the Spirit filled her because she was humble. An outstanding characteristic of humble people is that they are capable of being empty of their own selves.

If you want to fill a glass with new liquid, first you have to pour out whatever is filling it. We have to be courageous enough to totally empty ourselves from everything we are and everything we have so that, being empty, the Holy Spirit can fill us.

If we fill a glass half with water and half with oil, the glass will not be completely full of oil, because water and oil do not mix: the layer of oil will rest on the layer of water. The only way to have a glass full of oil is to empty it from the water and fill it exclusively with oil.

That was exactly what happened to Mary. She completely emptied Herself from all personal things and God could thus fill Her with the Holy Spirit. The Lord wants to make the same with the Church and us; God wants to use you and me. It is imperious that you empty yourself, lower yourself as much as you can.

If it is the case, even humble yourself, for you and I should get smaller and smaller so that Christ can grow inside us! "He must increase; I must decrease" (John 3, 30). If we really decrease, if we are humble and poor in spirit like Mary, we shall conceive Jesus by the action of the Holy Spirit and we shall be able to give the Savior to our family and to the world.

This is the complete plan of Our Lord: that we may be humble and full of the Holy Spirit. We must empty ourselves and ask the Lord to grant us that grace. Pray with me: "O Lord, empty me! Erase any feeling of self-sufficiency, self-confidence, self-importance, the feeling that I am the best and the greatest 'powerful' that I am the one who makes everything happen in my life; that I am the most efficient and that nothing works without me. Take all that from me, o Lord! I really want to be humble. Please empty me from myself!'

My brother, my sister, God knows your wish of being more humble and blesses you for that.

Contact

Cancao Nova
http://www.cancaonova.net  TX, US
Fr. Jonas Abib - Founder, 817 431-8512

Email

eua@cancaonova.com

Keywords

Humility, Holy Spirit

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