Life & Liberty

LOM 70

LOM 70

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Sunday, May 24, 2015

Afterwords: Pentecost Pointers

Afterwords:  Pentecost Pointers


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* For a new Pentecost, we have a new openness

* We need to receive a new Pentecost, or else be overwhelmed by distress

* Confessing with the lips indicates in turn that faith implies public testimony and commitment. A Christian may never think of belief as a private act. Faith is choosing to stand with the Lord so as to live with him. This “standing with him” points towards an understanding of the reasons for believing. Faith, precisely because it is a free act, also demands social responsibility for what one believes. The Church on the day of Pentecost demonstrates with utter clarity this public dimension of believing and proclaiming one’s faith fearlessly to every person. It is the gift of the Holy Spirit that makes us fit for mission and strengthens our witness, making it frank and courageous

* Questions asked in humility lead to answers and even to the reception of the Holy Spirit in a new Pentecost

* Peter, the leader of the first Pentecost, the present Pope and the perpetual Pentecost continue to go together

* To receive the Holy Spirit in fullness, listen to and obey the Pope, as the early Church listened to Peter at the first Christian Pentecost

* Come, Holy Spirit of Pentecost, come again, come now

* May we receive a new Pentecost, be renewed in our Confirmation and be filled with the Holy Spirit

* The forty- and fifty- day Bible walks are essential to our preparation to receive a new outpouring of the Spirit at Pentecost, so let us get on Our Bible-walking shoes and start our journey