What the Holy Spirit Shows Us
January 31, 2011 Length: 1:01
St. Innocent of Alaska on the reality shown to us by the Holy Spirit.
There are many Christians who will claim that all sorts of things have been revealed to them by the Holy Spirit, but St. Innocent of Alaska explains what the Holy Spirit really shows us:
But when the Holy Spirit dwells in the heart of a person, He shows him all his inner poverty and weakness, and the corruption of his heart and soul, and his separation from God; and with all his virtues and righteousness. He shows him his sins, his sloth and indifference regarding the salvation and good of people his self-seeking in his apparently most disinterested virtues, his coarse selfishness even where he does not suspect it. To be brief, the Holy Spirit shows him everything as it really is.
"I'm a seeker. I've found myself feeling restless in my Protestant church, wondering if I can go deeper in my daily worship, wondering what came before the Reformation. I stumbled onto the Orthodox Church a couple of years ago, and my soul is rejoicing. Thank you for this site which allows me access to the church at least in part. I am praying that my husband will allow me to one day visit our local church."