In the Third Eucharistic Prayer, we pray, “. . . all holiness comes by the working of the Holy Spirit”  — all of it without exception.

You and I can plant and water, but “God gives the increase.”  Notwithstanding, we must do our part or God will not give the increase.

What is our part?  Desire — Prayer — Effort.

Mother Patricia O’Connor, C.D.S.