This Sunday we celebrate the outpouring of the Holy Spirit in a new, dynamic way at that first Pentecost and its continuing outpouring today. Issuing from the Father and send to us by Christ, it is the Spirit of truth who enables our human capacity to transcend its limits in spreading the gospel message of the love and forgiveness of God.
The Church is to be a vibrant sign of this love, bearing witness by her faith and outreach, to the reconciling power of Christ, won with great suffering on Calvary. The responsibility is heavy and far beyond us unless we allow the Spirit within to enable us. Today’s feast reminds us that that same self-sacrificing love of God is still with us to overcome all barriers.