May 27, 2012 – Pentecost Sunday
Today we celebrate the feast of Pentecost. We commemorate the day when the Holy Spirit descended upon the apostles “like tongues of fire,” giving them the grace and the strength they needed to carry out Christ’s work here on Earth, to proclaim the Good News of all Christ had done, and to spread the Faith throughout the world. With that, the Church was born.
As we focus on the Spirit’s descent at Pentecost and His work in the life of the Church even today, we recognize that we too have been given many gifts and the grace that is necessary to spread the Faith. The Spirit is at work in each one of our lives. We simply must be open to His graces. We must recognize our many gifts, and, with the Holy Spirit as our guide, advocate, and comforter, we use our lives and the gifts we have been given to glorify God.
Are you a singer, a cook, a reader, a leader, or otherwise? Whatever gifts you have been given, use them for God’s greater glory. Let the Spirit lead you as the gospel tells us He will. Let your life be a witness to others – boldly proclaiming the mighty works of God, just as the apostles did.