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Pentecost

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Acts 2:1–11
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As we celebrate this feast day, we should remember that the event of Pentecost was as major an intervention by God as the creation of the Universe or the incarnation of God’s son, Jesus Christ.
This is what the Church has taught us since the beginning: through the grace of the liturgy it is as though what happened in Jerusalem over 2000 years ago is repeated on this holy feast day.  The same Holy Spirit who came down on the disciples huddled together in the upper room descends on us too.
When the Holy Spirit came down at Pentecost, he instilled in the Church a dynamism and power which since then has been the principal agent behind all its fruitful work and mission in the world.
Let the Holy Spirit come into your lives: invite him, welcome him and pray to him.
”Whenever the Spirit intervenes he leaves people astonished; he brings about events of amazing newness; he radically changes persons and history.  Faith is not abstract talk, nor vague religious sentiment, but new life in Christ instilled by the Holy Spirit.  Christ says to each of us, ‘Go into all the world and preach the gospel to the whole creation’ (Mark 16:15).  He is counting on every one of you and so is the Church. ‘Lo,’ the Lord promises, ‘I am with you always, to the close of the age’ (Matt 28:20). I am with you, Amen.” (Pope St John Paul II)
Chris
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