Daily homily thoughts, 9/4

Our first reading from Corinthians tells us that “we have not received the spirit of the world but the Spirit who is from God.” The gifts of the Holy Spirit are ours:  wisdom, understanding, counsel, fortitude, knowledge, piety, and fear of the Lord.  When we see the opposites of those things in our lives, there is evidence that the spirit of the world has crept in instead….and that we need to invite the Lord into say what he says in our gospel: “Be quiet! Come out of him!”