Jesus Christ: His Mission and Ministry (Second Edition)

Book Resources: Chapter 5: Bishop Barron on the Holy Spirit in the Life of the Church

 

Bishop Barron on the Holy Spirit in the Life of the Church

Film Focus: Bishop Robert Barron discusses both the cleansing and life-giving nature of the Holy Spirit in the Church, explicitly connecting to an example of how the Holy Spirit is being cleansed and created anew following the priest sex abuse crisis.

Text Focus: Pages 172–176

Discussion Questions:

  1. Why does Bishop Barron describe the Holy Spirit as dangerous?
  2. What does it mean to say that God’s love “cleans things out”?
  3. Describe the life-giving nature of water, wind, and fire? How is the Holy Spirit likewise life-giving besides cleansing?
  4. Share an example of how you are witnessing the Holy Spirit bringing new life to the Catholic Church.

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