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October 4th - Becoming the Person God Wants You to Be

The Holy Spirit is love. He could create only in love and disseminate love. The law of love is the law of creation. It is in the warmth of that love that everything grows, increases, and develops. Man is not exempt from that law. More than any other creature, he needs love to become human and to be able to develop normally according to the conditions will for him by the Holy Spirit and by nature. As flowers need the sun in order to unfold their beauty, so the human person needs genuine love in order to develop and become that which God expects him to be.

From In the Unity of the Holy Spirit: Spiritual Talks on the Rule of Saint Benedict
Dom Sighard Kleiner, O. Cist., Page 27