Tuesday, June 6, 2017
The Wisdom of Fr. Benedict Groeschel
The following is one of my favorite teachings from Fr. Benedict Groeschel and very appropriate after celebrating Pentecost:
“Realize more and more that the spiritual life is essentially the work of the Holy Spirit.
Our participation, although it may appear to be a very active struggle to do good—to ‘press on,’ in the words of St. Paul—is ultimately a cooperation with the Holy Spirit.
Our essential task is not to do things for God, but rather not to resist God’s trying to do good things for us.
Holiness is his work. Our task is to avoid resisting Him.
Many people waste a great deal of time and effort doing what they want on the spiritual road instead of letting the Holy Spirit lead: they must do this, they must be there, they must learn some other things.
This is not really following Christ; it is walking beside Him and making suggestions.”
Fr. Benedict Groeschel
Priest, psychology professor, speaker, writer, servant of the poor