John 3:1-17; Romans 8:12-17

The Spirit of the triune God is and will always be the life force of the world and all that is good and hopeful in it, which includes the hunger for God. —Joanna Adams

During an attempted coup in Indonesia in 1965, an estimated 500,000 people were killed. What did not make the headlines was the quiet revolution that began to move into a collapsed intellectual and moral vacuum. The wind of the Spirit blew fresh breezes across a wounded land and people. There was no ballyhoo or promotion by the churches. There was simply the response of untold numbers who found in the churches a haven. Forgiveness and love became the “wine and bread” of acceptance and redemption. Slaves of fear no more. Thousands were able to eucharistically sing, “Abba, Father.”


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