With time, some faithfulness and the Spirit’s grace, I have slowly evolved into a more present, compassionate and empathetic person. At least I hope people in my life would agree to some extent. I have never focused on the word ‘purify’, especially as it relates to me, but I hope Christ’s finger removes my impatience, dampens down my ego, the need for recognition and affirmation and places me more and more I a sense of equanimity. Can I get to a place that ‘I do’, because it is the good use of time and talent and leave behind responses of others?
Prayer, centering prayer, mindfulness all open me to the present moment, the glorious moment and God is there to find and asking me to practice the fruits of the Spirit.