A brief reflection by Dr Andrew Consiglio on what happened on the first Pentecost Sunday and what the Holy Spirit can work in us today…
This Pentecost let us remember: The first Christian community was not moved by an idea, a concept or a philosophical argument but by the experience of God’s Presence.
“the love of God has been poured into our hearts by the gift of the Holy Spirit” (Romans 5:5).
This Pentecost let us keep in mind: The Holy Spirit was first given on the Jewish Feast of Pentecost which commemorated the giving of the 10 commandments on the stone tablets. Now the ‘law’ is written in our hearts.
“This is the covenant I will make with the house of Israel after that time, declares the Lord. “I will put my law in their minds and write it on their hearts. I will be their God, and they will be my people.” (Jeremiah 31:33)
This Pentecost let us pray: God is love and totally unselfish and there is nothing more that He wants than to fill you again with His Spirit, the Spirit of Truth. With a simple but profound faith, we pray as a Church and as individuals loved by God ‘Come Holy Spirit’.
“If you then, though you are evil, know how to give good gifts to your children, how much more will your Father in heaven give the Holy Spirit to those who ask him!” (Luke 11:11,13).
Published: May 2018