The Creator Spiritus, is constantly present in our lives, was present at the creation of the universe and will continue to renew the Chruch with the flame of love in all Christian hearts. This was stated by Archbishop Charles Scicluna in his homily during the Holy Mass on the Solemnity of Pentecost at the Shrine of Our Lady of Mellieħa Church.
Archbishop Scicluna said that his prayers are today dedicated to all adolescents preparing for the Sacrament of Confirmation. Scicluna said that he prays that this day will come so that these adolescents would be able to receive the special outpouring of the Holy Spirit which confirms the decision of the parents who chose to baptise their children.
In his homily, the Archbishop said that if as Christians we choose to receive the gift of the Holy Spirit we shall not be ashamed or confused if we feel poor because that would mean that our heart and soul need the Holy Spirit more than ever.
“The more we recognize our poor souls the more we attract towards us the spirit of God who is the Father of poor souls” – said Archbishop Charles Scicluna.
He then explained how there are two temptations, mentioned also by Pope Francis, that Christians must avoid. The first one is to be O.K. and that we do not search our souls that might need radical change and which can only be healed through the Holy Spirit of God.
Pope Francis called this as Neo-Pelagianism which means to be able to save oneself depending on one’s human strength.
Archbishop Scicluna explained that we need help to achieve salvation and that we must accept this help.
The second temptation that Pope Francis warns us against is the feeling of not being able to reach the Holy Spirit and we end up despising God’s creations, ourselves and others and when this happens it would mean that we have not realised who is God’s Holy Spirit and what it is capable of.