It’s fascinating to watch a piece of wood being consumed by fire. Sighing and cracking and glowing, getting blacker and blacker until it falls apart completely and then nothing remains but ash. It doesn’t just look different from the original piece of wood. It IS different, at the very core of its being. Its chemical composition has changed. It has been transformed. This is what we are called to do as Christians and what awaits us when we invite the Holy Spirit into our lives. Let yourself be set on fire by the Holy Spirit. Let yourself be transformed.
Adults: What might you need to change so that the Spirit can transform your very being?
Children: What can you do to become strengthened by the Holy Spirit?