Fifty days we have been growing perhaps unaware of Jesus’ Spirit in us. We are united in Jesus through his Spirit, adopted sons and daughters in Him. The Spirit teaches us to love, teaches us to forget the hurts, teaches us forgive and to have trust in God and to love over all things.
The Spirit helps us to understand deeply what it means to follow Jesus and even give our life for Him.
The Spirit helps us to understand our mission in life us members of the body of Christ. The Spirit helps us to live in Christ, especially through each sacrament which offers divine grace.
Acts 2,1-11 - The first reading is the event of Pentecost. Imagine the scene - They were sitting around and suddenly heard a large noise--then tongues of fire appeared resting on each of them, then filled with the Spirit, this part I like best, they began to speak in foreign languages - I still have trouble with Spanish after 28 years in the Dominican Republic. What a marvelous image. But the most important thing is that they gave witnesses to the Good News, namely Jesus Christ.
May this Spirit of Pentecost come over each us.
Cor. 12,3b-7,12-13 In the second reading , the Spirit is in each of us at birth and in the sacraments of Baptism and Confirmation. We can speak in his name - Jesus is Lord. We all have various gifts and talents that the Spirit of Jesus gave us. Let us ask the Spirit to bring theses gifts and talents to fulfillment and truly be disciples of Jesus, Our Lord.
John 20,19-23 -! PEACE! Be with you. Then Jesus breathed on them. Receive the Spirit. Sins are forgiven. Believe in the Spirit to guide us in the truth for He is the truth.
Pentecost is a wonderful feast.
Come Holy Spirit, fill the hearts of your faithful and kindle in them the fire of your love.
- Sister Rose Ann
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