How does water change to ice or steam? Well, it doesn’t do it on its own. It requires a stimulus, namely a change in temperature. When water is cooled, the molecules slow down and are bonded together to form ice. When water is heated, the molecules speed up and break free from their bonds, thus creating steam. But none of that happens without the stimulus of temperature change. In a similar way, if we hope to make changes in our lives—as we often strive to do through New Year’s resolutions—we need an external stimulus to make such changes happen. In this episode of Pop-Up Catechesis, we explore the role of the Holy Spirit as a stimulus for bringing about change in our lives.
For more information about the Holy Spirit and change (conversion), check out the following links:
- MicroShifts: Transforming Your Life One Step at a Time
- Under the Influence of Jesus: The Transforming Experience of Encountering Christ
- The Conversion Process: Stirrings
- Keystone Habits: How Change (Conversion) Happens
- Why Resolutions Fail
- Dependence on the Holy Spirit
- The Holy Spirit: Our Advocate
- Prayer to the Holy Spirit
I love this talk on New Year’s Resolutions! It’s so important to remember that we can do nothing on our own, but only through the Holy Spirit! I have shared this with my religious education families.
Great, Teresa! Happy New Year!