Friday, September 3, 2010

Reading the Catechism

As I’ve mentioned before, I’ve been reading the Catechism during the ten or fifteen minutes before Mass begins and this morning I read section 737, which helped me understand, at a much deeper level, the work of the Holy Spirit in our lives and that of the Church.

Here it is:

“The Holy Spirit and the Church

“737 The mission of Christ and the Holy Spirit is brought to completion in the Church, which is the Body of Christ and the Temple of the Holy Spirit. This joint mission henceforth brings Christ's faithful to share in his communion with the Father in the Holy Spirit. The Spirit prepares men and goes out to them with his grace, in order to draw them to Christ. The Spirit manifests the risen Lord to them, recalls his word to them and opens their minds to the understanding of his Death and Resurrection. He makes present the mystery of Christ, supremely in the Eucharist, in order to reconcile them, to bring them into communion with God, that they may "bear much fruit."