Today's Daily Bread
Mon. Apr 24, 2017
And they were all filled with the Holy Spirit and continued to speak the word of God with boldness. Jesus assured the disciples that the Spirit would come upon them and give them power. After hiding behind closed doors, when these frightened followers received the transforming gift of the Holy Spirit, they courageously went out, proclaiming Christ, converting, baptizing and building the church. Their example and the call of our baptism strengthen us to continue the mission Jesus entrusted to them. The Holy Spirit is the center and source of the church, giving it life, motivating, energizing and working within each of us. May the gifts and fruits of the Holy Spirit embolden us as we share the good news.