The Gift of the Holy Spirit: An Outward Sign of Saving Faith (Tues. Sept. 12)

The word of the day if faith  In our reading of Galatians 2:21-3:7 St. Paul asks an urgent  question:  “Did you receive the Holy Spirit by works of the Las or by the hearing of faith. (OSB vs. 2:2). He is so adamant that he asks the same question again (OSB vs. 2:5). Salvation is a Process That powerful question seems a bit off track. Why didn’t Paul say, “Were you saved by faith?” The answer is that “salvation” is a process. The Greek Archdiocesan Website states, “The reception of the gift of salvation is not a one-time event, but a lifetime process. St. Paul employs the verb “to save” (sozesthai) in the past tense (‘we have been saved,’) [Rom…