St. John told us in the Acts of the Apostles, how the disciples of Jesus are able to perform amazing miracles with the power of the Holy Spirit.
But, does that still happen? Most times, when we look at the world surrounding us, we will be tempted to think that the Holy Spirit is no longer here.
St. Josemaria Escriva elaborate it more in his homily titled “The Great Unknown” as it reflects on that question, so what if people should start asking, ‘Where then, is the Holy Spirit? We can talk of the presence of the Holy Spirit when the miracles took place, when the dead were raised and the lepers were healed.
But how are we to know that he is truly present right now?’
Furthermore, St. Escriva responds by writing, If we ever had a strong faith, that’s a living faith, and so, if we were bold in making Christ known to others, we would therefore, see with our own eyes miracles just like those that took place in the time of the apostles.
In recent times too, the blind who can’t be able to look up to heaven and contemplate the wonderful works of God recover their sight.
Even the lame and the crippled who have been bound by their passions, and whose their hearts have forgotten love recover their freedom too. Imagine the deaf who did not want to know God are given back their hearing.
Even the dumb whose tongues were tied because they did not want to acknowledge their destroyed life come to life again.
While it appears to be true that we don’t hear about physical healings on a daily basis, still, countless spiritual miracles do in fact take place if we have the eyes to see them.
Though, they may not be as striking or “exciting” as those miracles that happened in the Acts of the Apostles, but certainly, they are more enduring.
Let us recall that the Holy Spirit is still with us and that He can make a profound impact on our own lives and the lives of those we know and love.
Truly, spiritual conversions and healings reveal the power and love of God to us and also reassure us that he is there, ever ready to enter our heart and transform us if we would only allow it.