Monday of the 3rd Week in Ordinary Time
God created man in His own image. He gave us His own nature, planting in us a tendency to be holy, so we may desire to be with Him in heaven forever. But we are easily misled by Satan. So the Father sent us His Son to teach us the way to holiness, and die to take our punishment when we do sin (1st Reading). Then Jesus sent the Holy Spirit to continue His work of guiding us to holiness. Our salvation then is the joint work of the 3 Persons of the Holy Trinity. In the Gospel, Jesus says, “A kingdom at war with itself will collapse.” If we resist the Holy Spirit’s guidance, we are at civil war against our own nature and we will fall. “Whoever blasphemes against the Holy Spirit will never be forgiven,” meaning if we reject His offer of salvation till the end, we go to hell. Let us always call on the Holy Spirit. He is the Very Important Person in our daily lives.