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…that through this belief you may have life in his nameThe Catholic lectionary for Pentecost Sunday (YearC) has different gospels:  one for the Vigil Mass…View Post

…that through this belief you may have life in his name

The Catholic lectionary for Pentecost Sunday (YearC) has different gospels:  one for the Vigil Mass…

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Flying

As Christian we are Pentecost people gifted in the Spirit: There are different kinds of spiritual gifts but the same Spirit; there are different forms of service but the same Lord; there are different workings but the same God – writes St Paul in the 1 Corinthians. But these gifts of service and work – all stemming from the same Grace – all gifted in order to build up the Body of Christ – these gifts are founded upon the deeper gifts of the Spirit given: wisdom, understanding, counsel, courage, knowledge, piety, and fear of the Lord (cf. Isaiah 11). I have been thinking about the gift of courage.

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Pentecost Sunday

Flames of the Spirit

The description of the first Pentecost in the Acts of the Apostles tells us that when devout Jews from many different nations heard the Spirit-inspired proclamation of the gospel by the disciples, “each one heard them speaking in his own language.” The outpouring of the Spirit of God united this very diverse group of people in a powerful moment of God’s self-revelation.  Such is the power of Spirit.

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