"Moses, my lord, stop them. "But Moses answered him," Are you jealous for my sake? Would that all the people of the LORD were prophets! Would that the LORD might bestow his spirit on them all!" Numbers 11:28-29
Moses had it right, "Would that the LORD might bestow his spirit on them all!" What a world we would be then. But we do have those who are given the spirit of the Lord to do his will, to guide, and nurture our faith. We have them in our Priest who call our Lord in the Eucharist for us to witness to the faith. Without their sanctified hands how would we have blessed bread or be blessed daily, to be sent out to witness our own faith in the Risen Lord.
Does jealousy arise in the ranks of the religious just because our Lord has bestowed his spirit on one more than the other. Just as we too in our own lives, do we get jealous because God's spirit dwells within one rather than another. Yet we do encounter these things, because we would all like to be part of God's special plan.
If only they really knew what being part of his spirit entails. To be set apart from others, to fight a constant battle with the enemy and win the battle daily for the kingdom of God. This is part and parcel of being part of God's spirit along with the love that he alone gives to a soul. His spirit is not about power, but about an endless love. It is to be enveloped in peace. "Would that the LORD might bestow his spirit on them all!"