Easter Season 2011: Rekindling the Fire…Spreading the Spirit!
This Sunday is the Feast of Pentecost. The Spirit is given to us not just individually, but to the community of believers. It is our choice and our commitment to become a community “animated by the Holy Spirit” – so each of us needs to tend the Spirit’s fire and share it “to the ends of the earth.” Christ connects forgiveness with the coming of the Spirit. Commissioned to forgive, we foster right relationships that open doors, allowing the peace of Christ to replace the fears and anger that stifle our connecting to one another. How do you tend the Spirit’s fire within you? How are you aware of the Spirit’s presence in your family, workplace, church community? What gifts has the Spirit given you for benefit of all?
Readings for this Sunday: