Sir Godfrey Gregg D.Div
“And I will put my spirit within you, and cause you to walk in my statutes, and ye shall keep my judgments, and do them.” (Ezekiel 36:27).
The highest spiritual condition is one where life is spontaneous and flows without effort, like the deep floods of Ezekiel’s river, where the struggles of the swimmer ceased, and he was borne by the current’s resistless force.
So God leads us into spiritual conditions and habits which become the spontaneous impulses of our being, and we live and move in the fullness of the divine life.
But these spiritual habits are not the outcome of some transitory impulse but are often slowly acquired and established. They begin, like every true habit, in a definite act of will, and they are confirmed by the repetition of that act until it becomes a habit. The first stages always involve effort and choice. We have to take a stand and hold it steadily, and after we have done so a certain time, it becomes second nature and carries us by its own force.
The Holy Spirit is willing to form such habits in every direction of our Christian life, and if we will but obey Him in the first steppings of faith, we will soon become established in the attitude of obedience, and duty will be a delight.
To my brothers Archbishop and Apostolic Head-Elect Hon. Adrian and Archbishop-Elect Goodridge standing before you is a choice that you will have to make as you continue this spiritual walk of life. Yo have to choose the way of the Lord and make your paths straight, or you choose the way of the man that will lead you to damnation. I have prayed for you that your faith fails not and that you will strengthen your fellow brothers and lead them to a path of spiritual conversion. May Almighty God grant you grace and mercy along this pathway until He comes.