There’s a beautiful hymn entitled, “The Old Rugged Cross.” One of the lines in the refrain goes: “I will cling to the old rugged cross, and exchange it some day for a crown.” For St. John, belief means,
clinging to Jesus.”
With the Holy Spirit of Jesus, we can look upon the idea of clinging in another way. We often describe the Spirit as fire. When you sit before a fire, you will see that the fire clings to the wood. So it is with the Holy Spirit. If we offer our very lives to God, just as wood offers itself to the fire, then God’s Spirit will cling to us.
Spend a few moments in meditation and feel inside you, the fire of God’s love burning as you offer your life to God.
Fridays are dedicated to the Gospels.
This year in the seasons of Lent and Easter we read selections from the Gospel of John.
These Firestarters are from a new edition of The Bible Through the Seasons being developed for families with children. For the Firestarters in the original edition, I recommend the ebook. You will have the entire program of well over a thousand of these introductions with you on your phone or table! Check the menu options at the site for more information.