Pentecost 2013

Today we celebrate the Feast of Pentecost when the Holy Spirit was poured out upon the Apostles as Jesus promised.  Today sees the birth of the Church.  Now filled with the gifts of the Spirit the Disciples preach the Good News without fear in the streets of Jerusalem.

 

  We too have received the Holy Spirit at Baptism and & Confirmation … 

The Holy Spirit is God’s gift and guide throughout life.

The Holy Spirit in us brings about wisdom:

a refreshing sense of what really matters in life.

The Holy Spirit in us brings about understanding:

the sensitive insight into what makes people and things tick. 

The Holy Spirit in us brings about right judgement:

the discerning skill that guides us towards good choices.

The Holy Spirit in us brings about knowledge:

quickly putting us in touch with what is worth knowing and acting on.

The Holy Spirit in us brings about courage:

drawing us beyond our fears to show love for God and others.

The Holy Spirit in us brings about reverence:

making us careful, respectful and kind.

The Holy Spirit in us sharpens our sense of God’s presence

in the mysteries of life, love, death, and nature.

In these times of heightened awareness and sensitivity,

the Holy Spirit in us gives us pause for wonder and awe.

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