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October 5th - The Holy Spirit Leads Us to the Father

Through the gift of counsel, the Spirit guides his chosen ones in total security in the right paths toward the Father. Has not the son acquired, along with the gift of adoptive sonship, the right to be led personally and directly by the Spirit of the Father? Yes, the Father cares for his children. He looks on them from on high (cf. RB 4:49, 7:13) with kindness. Moreover, he follows them step by step and guides them along the paths that lead to him and, if it is necessary, sets them back on it continually.

From In the Unity of the Holy Spirit: Spiritual Talks on the Rule of Saint Benedict
Dom Sighard Kleiner, O. Cist., Page 58