My insight for this week is about the Holy Spirit. I was reading a book written by St. Francis of Sales regarding the Devout life. He talks about a character called Glycera, who was a bouquet maker. He says that she was so skillful in diversifying the arrengements and mixture of flower that with the same flowers she made a great variety of bouquets. St. Francis compares the bouquet maker with the Holy Spirit, and says that the Holy Spirit does something similar in our souls. He uses the same gifts in each one of us, but He arranges them in such different ways, that even though it’s only one Doctrine, it is presented in such a variety of ways! Each one of us takes the very same flowers of the Doctrine of the faith, and at the same time presents a very unique and personal bouquet. May the Holy Spirit help us to be docile to His inspirations and open to His gifts in order to present them and live them according to our Heavenly Father’s Will.
The Holy Spirit and the bouquet maker