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18/05/2020 Day 139

Acts 16:11-15; Psalm 149; John 15:26–16:4

Jesus said: “If you love me, you will keep my commandments.” (Jn 14:15)During the Easter season, we celebrate the gift of the Spirit.

It is a gift that changes everything. The reading for today suggests that there should be a difference between someone who has received the gift of the Spirit and someone who has not. How can you tell the difference?

You can’t tell whether an egg is raw or hard-boiled just by looking at it. They all look the same. But if you spin an egg on a table, the raw egg will spin slowly and stop quickly. The hard-boiled egg will spin fast and keep on spinning.

We all look the same from the outside. But just as there is a difference in the way the hard-boiled egg and the raw egg spin, there should be a way to tell the difference between the Christian who has received the gift of the Spirit and the non-Christian.

Could anyone tell the difference in me?

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