The Spirit that Jesus gives empowers us to speak the truth, and to speak it boldly. Witness the fearlessness of the disciples after they receive the power of the Spirit. They cannot be shut up! They cannot be intimidated by threats of punishment or death. Their hearts are burning within them, and they cannot keep silent. They know that, no matter how intimidating their audience, they need not fear.

-Br. David Vryhof, SSJE

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