Sunday, May 27, 2007
Today is the great feast of Pentecost. The Preface tells us: Today you sent the Holy Spirit on those marked out to be your children by sharing the life of your only Son, and so you brought the paschal mystery to its completion.
Today we celebrate the great beginnings of your Church when the Holy Spirit made known to all peoples the one true God, and created from the many languages of man one voice to profess one faith. The joy of the resurrection renews the whole world . . . .
We have much to pray for today and one of the most powerful lines in the Liturgy for me is from the second reading from Paul's First Letter to the Corinthians 12:
Brothers and sisters: No one can say, "Jesus is Lord," except by the Holy Spirit.