Woman at the Well If You only knew the Gift of God ‘Soul Institute’

"Let the Fire Fall"

Alan Schreck in his book, “The Gift Discovering The Holy Spirit in Catholic Tradition”, writes, ” Catholic Tradition testifies unceasingly to the Holy Spirit as ‘Gift.’ Jesus told the Samaritan woman at the well, ‘If you knew the gift of God, and who is asking for a drink, you would have asked him, and he would have given you living water’ (John 4:10) Later he explained that this gift of ‘living water’ was indeed the Holy Spirit (John 7:37-39) St. Peter urged the witnesses of the first Pentecost to repent and be baptized in the name of Jesus Christ, ‘and you shall receive the gift of the Holy Spirit.’ (Acts 2:38) What a gift it was-and is!
St Thomas Aquinas explained that the Holy Spirit could properly be call ‘Love’ and ‘Gift’. Following St Thomas, Saint John Paul II recently taught, ‘It can be said that in the Holy Spirit…

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