Saturday, May 19, 2018
Eve of Pentecost
The Holy Spirit came down on the Apostles as tongues of fire. This descent of the Holy Spirit at Pentecost traditionally marks the birth of the Church, but it is hardly the first time the Spirit comes - in fact, the Spirit hovers over the waters at the moment of creation.
In the reflection for this feast in Give Us This Day, Edward Hahnenberg says: "The Holy Spirit is nothing other than God alive and active in the world. If Jesus is how God burst forth into human history, then the Spirit is how God continues to burn in the human heart. The Spirit is God's love for each one of us. It is God's loving presence within me."