Come Holy Spirit, Come!
The Holy Spirit is often depicted as either flames of fire or rivers of water and grace that consume and penetrate its host. We must aim to be that docile and open host or vessel that expands and invites this Holy Guest to not only visit, but to stay perpetually within our souls to operate our very lives, as He operated the life of Our Beloved Jesus and espoused our Blessed Mother. The Holy Spirit's river of sanctifying grace knocks at the door of our hearts to flood and inundate us with His gifts and fruits. We must seek to tear down any barriers to Him, that His river of love and mercy may run through the very center of our beings freely and without hindrance. This river tastes of sweet waters and contains His very breath and Divine movements. These waters carry us on the wings of His Divine Will to fulfill His plans for each of us individually. This Holy River purifies, sanctifies, satisfies, and creates. It is the sweet water of refreshment for the soul that carries each further in to the center of Our Lady and her Immaculate Womb, where the Holy Spirit resides. We must ask Our Blessed Mother Mary to help us to welcome her beloved Spouse, that we be able to more deeply love the Him in union with the Father and the Son. May we allow His dew and rivulets to soften us and wash over us to love more fully. Amen.
“Make me docile and prompt to follow Your inspirations. Grant that I may never neglect even one, but may always be Your faithful little spouse. Make me ever more recollected, more silent, and more submissive to Your divine action, more alert to receive Your delicate touches. Draw me into the inmost depths of my heart where You dwell, O sweet, divine Guest, and teach me to ‘watch continually in prayer.’