June 5, 2022, Pentecost Sunday
Acts 2:1-11, 1 Corinthians 12:3b-7, 12-13, Romans 8:8-17
John 20:19-23 John 14:15-16, 23b-26
Reflecting on the scriptures: With special emphasis on the reading from "Acts".
We are all familiar with the scene. The disciples, gathered in one place behind locked doors, grief-stricken and fearful for their own safety. Then comes the strong driving wind… and the fire. “Tongues as of fire” scripture says, which came to rest on each one of them, “And they were all filled with the Holy Spirit.”.
And they burst forth from that room on fire with the gospel message. Such was the power of the Holy Spirit.
The Dominican Sisters of Peace, of which I am proud to be an Associate, are fond of quoting Saint Catherine of Siena. “If you are what you should be, you will set the world on fire. “
“If you are what you should be. “
It is not likely that you are called to carry the gospel to Phrygia and Pamphylia! But the Holy Spirit, given to us, calls each of us and empowers us to carry the fire of the gospel into our own world. To be so on fire ourselves with compassion and justice that we speak convincingly to those in our world in a way they can understand.
To whom are you sent?
by: Pat Schnee