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The Inspiration of the Holy Spirit Can Be Spontaneous

Today's first reading reminds us that some of the promptings of the Spirit can be spontaneous and lead to immediate action. While we might be accustomed to carefully discerning the Will of God in our lives and looking for subtle clues the Holy Spirit can also provide sudden impulses like those given to the Ethiopian eunuch to be baptized. 

Amen to the spontaneous, life-giving impulses which come to us like surprise parties!

Rembrandt's Philip Baptizing the Eunuch