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Today's Scriptural Meditation Readings:

May 27, A.D. 2007

Scripture from today's Liturgy of the Word:

Acts 2:1-11
Psalm 104:1, 24, 29-30, 31, 34
1 Corinthians 12:3b-7, 12-13
John 20:19-23

A brief reflection on today's Scripture passages:

Today is Pentecost Sunday!

The Church invites us to live again the experience of that incredible day when the Upper Room in Jerusalem shook with hurricane force as the wind of God's Spirit and the fire of His love descended on twelve apostles, changing them forever. As thousands more were baptized that day, the Church was born in the presence of Christ's own mother and countless other witnesses. Today, the Holy Spirit comes to renew His gifts in modern-day Christians who have been born of water and the Holy Spirit.

Again, we are consecrated in the Truth that God is love and lives in us as in a fleshly Temple, that in the renewal of our lifetime commitment, our faith is rekindled that our light will more effectively destroy the indifference and violence that threaten to engulf the world.

Only a lack of faith and trust can prevent the Holy Spirit from empowering us, for He is our "Advocate," our silent supporter, who will help us to boldly proclaim the Gospel to a people living in fear and confusion. Are we ready to let Him speak His Word through us?

Today, the Church is reborn in the power of the Holy Spirit's gifts. He comes to make us free through the daily practice of love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, generosity, faithfulness, gentleness, and self-control. Through the fruits of the Holy Spirit in us, He can renew the face of the earth.

- Msgr. Paul Whitmore
(pwhitmore29 at yahoo dot com)

Pentecost Sunday

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