When you decouple Word and Spirit, you can find the Spirit blowing almost anywhere:
There are so many good things going on in our world today, so many pulls and tugs. The Spirit’s gift of prudence is really an important one to make sound decisions. You can’t be right 100 percent of the time, but to really do your best to be prudent in your decisions.
The importance of consulting, getting consultation, hearing how the Holy Spirit is working within others within the local church. The importance of listening, and therefore to be a good listener. The importance of being flexible….
I think it really speaks about the importance of listening to the Holy Spirit at work throughout the whole church.
I think that was a wonderful idea. And I think the pope’s call for transparency, for people to speak from their heart and to say what the Spirit is prompting them to say while assisting the synod fathers in discerning the Spirit at work in our church in coming up with a document or an approach in all these matters is going to be helpful to families and couples and people….
Imagine if the bishops had been that open to the Spirit’s breeze when deciding on Martin Luther.
Sometimes actions speak so loud they change doctrine.