I have been blessed by Henri Nouwen’s Bread for the Journey daily devotional book. Today’s entry reminds us of the power of the Holy Spirit.
In and through Jesus we come to understand that God’s power is not the power that controls, dictates, and commands. It is the power that heals, reconciles, and unites. It is the power of the Spirit. When Jesus appeared people wanted to be close to him and touch him because “power came out of him” (Luke 6:19).
It is this power of the divine Spirit that Jesus wants to give us. The Spirit indeed empowers us and allows us to be healing presences. When we are filled with that Spirit, we cannot be other than healers.