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This Week’s Reflection: “Pentecost Sunday”
The anxiety and stress that such uncertain times cause brings to mind the Easter season – the fifty days from Easter Sunday to Pentecost. The initial response of the apostles to Jesus’ resurrection was not unbridled joy, but self-isolation. They feared for their lives and not even the promise of the resurrection gave them courage to emerge readily from their hiding places. It was the first Pentecost and the gift of the Holy Spirit that confirmed in them the strength to overcome their fears and to share with conviction the Good News of Jesus Christ with others.
The Acts of the Apostles tells us of how the ‘many miracles and signs worked through the apostles made a deep impression on everyone.’ (Acts 2:43) We can see today many ‘miracles and signs’ in the community spirit that has emerged in response to COVID-19. (Columban Missionaries newsletter)
We are Easter people with the gifts of the Holy Spirit – how is God calling us to continue to respond to the needs of our communities?
St John’s Seminary – Wonersh (UK)
Please, refer to the separate document: Celebrating Our Jubilee Year for information of the forthcoming events.