Sunday, June 12, 2011

Solemnity of PENTECOST

In honor of the Holy Spirit - wear RED to holy Mass today!

Today is Pentecost. It is not merely a reminder of a past event, but a continuation
of the Spirit renewing the face of the earth (Psalm 104:30). Today's Pentecost
will not be a shadow of the first Pentecost, rather the first Pentecost is a shadow
of today's Pentecost. God's grace is abounding all the more (Romans 5:20).
The Spirit is not diminishing His work in our world, but increasing it.
It will not be only thousands who come to Jesus today (Acts 2:41), but millions.
The waters of the Spirit become deeper as they flow further around the world
and into history (Ezekiel 47:5).  Come, Holy Spirit, Come!

St Cyril of Jerusalem, in his Catecheses, states that we
"call upon God in His mercy
to send His Holy Spirit
upon the offerings before us,
to transform the bread into the Body of Christ
and the wine into the Blood of Christ.

Whatever the Holy Spirit touches is
sanctified and completely transformed."

Come, Holy Spirit, Come -
touch and renew our hearts!

1 comment:

  1. Beautiful! We should honor, praise and glorify the Holy Spirit pray always for His gifts.