Tue. Mar 5th, 2024

Pentecost – Acts 2:1-11; Ps 103:1,24,29-31,34; 1 Cor 12:3-7,12-13; John 20:19-23

Pentecost. The apostles began to speak in languages, and precisely: in the languages of those people they were sent. They could proclaim the work of God in a way that was comprehensible. So as no one was excluded for such a trivial reason as language.

The Upper Room fifty days earlier. Receive the Holy Spirit. For those whose sin you forgive, they are forgiven. The Holy Spirit brings people the greatest grace: forgiveness.

There are a variety of gift – says Saint Paul – however, it is always a gift of service. In a word. Forgiveness. Love. The gift of the Holy Spirit given to a person is not only for them. It is for the common good.

No one can say, ‘Jesus is Lord’ unless he is under the influence of the Holy Spirit. The result: every Christian is a charismatic. It’s enough to discover your charisma.

Only . . . do I really want to discover it? After all, what comes next after this awareness: the call to service. Often troublesome . . .