This weekend we celebrate the Solemnity of Pentecost which is considered the birthday of the Church. We call to mind the outpouring of the Holy Spirit on the disciples of Jesus as they were together in one room. The Advocate or Holy Spirit, whom Jesus had promised, descended on the disciples to teach and remind them and to give them courage to be faithful to Jesus. We receive the Holy Spirit in Baptism and Confirmation, and the Holy Spirit is always at work through the Sacraments of the Church. Let us ask ourselves if we are using the gift of the Holy Spirit to draw us more deeply into the mystery of Christ and to empower us to live the Gospel message with courage and conviction. Let us ask the Spirit to pour upon us anew the seven gifts, that our lives of faith may be filled with wisdom, understanding, counsel, fortitude, knowledge, piety and reverence for God. And may we use the varied gifts that the Spirit has given us to build up our community and our world.
God is good!!! All the time!!!
All the time!!! God is good!!!