Sunday Reflection

Sunday Reflection by Father Anthony

Sunday May 20th, 2018

Happy Pentecost Sunday!

Today we celebrate the coming of the Holy Spirit upon the disciples. Jesus fulfilled the promise to send the Holy Spirit to the disciples. The disciples were in one room and all of a sudden Jesus came and stood in their midst and said to them, “Peace be with you." He said this again, "Peace be with you!" Jesus gives his disciples a gift of peace and sends them to a mission of peace and continuity of what he was doing. And he breathed on them and said to them, "Receive the Holy Spirit..! From that moment the disciples are empowered to go out and proclaim the good news of salvation. Jesus also commissions his disciples to forgive sins as God wishes them to do.

Today we celebrate the birthday of the Church because from this day, the Church was founded. By receiving the Holy Spirit, the disciples could no longer stay in that closed room. They had to take the love of God to the world. They also had to take peace to the world of vengeance as well as bring forgiveness of sins. So together as we celebrate, let us always pray for the guidance of the Holy Spirit. And may the gifts of the Holy Spirit dwell in each one of us! Come Holy Spirit fill the hearts of your faithful and enkindle in them the fire of your love..!