Walk With Me Easter 2020 - Booklets

Walk With Me Easter 2020 - Booklets

Walk With Me Easter 2020 - Booklets

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Walk with Me Eastertide is a prayer and scripture resource edited by Cardinal Vincent Nichols which takes us on a spiritual journey beginning with the joy of the Risen Lord on Easter Sunday (April 12) right up to the coming of the Holy Spirit on Pentecost Sunday ( June 1).

The theme of the Easter edition of Walk with Me is that we proclaim a Pentecost today. We can expect to be filled with the Holy Spirit, blessed by the Spirit and renewed by the Spirit.

We all need to be filled with the Spirit because we all grow weary and lose sight of the goal of our faith: the resurrection of the body, the joy of heaven, life everlasting in communion with the Father, through the Son, in the Holy Spirit. Wind, fire and water capture the idea of the Spirit's raw power blowing wherever it wills, a burning refining, purifying fire and a drink quenching and slating our thirst for meaning and purpose. St Thomas Aquinas said the best word to describe the Holy Spirit was love.

But what really happened in the Upper Room over 2000 years ago? An event of such magnitude and significance that timid, confused, and frightened disciples were transformed into apostles, saints and (many of them) martyrs. How can we explain this? How was this transformation possible? Love opens the door to understand this mystery, for God is love and love is his first gift. On the day of Pentecost God's love was poured into the hearts of the apostles through the power of the Holy Spirit (Romans 5:5). And so this Eastertide we pray as St Augustine prayed: 'Breathe in me, O Holy Spirit, that my thoughts may be holy. Act in me O Holy Spirit that my work, too, may be holy. Strengthen me, O Holy Spirit, to defend all that is holy. Guard me, then, O Holy Spirit, that I always may be holy and live.'