As we wrap the season after the Epiphany, our Gospel lesson places us on the holy mountain of Christ’s Transfiguration. And while it is easy to remember how this event mirrors the experience of Moses and Elijah, may we also never forget how this event recaptures what it means to have God walk with his people, in our closeness to him, and his closeness to us by the indwelling Spirit.
Our lesson from 1 Thessalonians this Gaudete Sunday gives us practical instruction in how to pass the time joyfully while we the coming of our Lord and King.
On this Day of Pentecost, we rejoice in the gift of the Holy Spirit given to all believers, and remember to glorify the Holy Spirit – not get preoccupied with the graces Christ empowers us with to bring the Gospel to bear in our lives and the lives of others.
On this Sixth Sunday in Easter, how do truly get to know Jesus and live a life of love? The gift of the Holy Spirit!
The lectionary readings remind us that no matter the deserts we encounter in this sin-laden world, our God will make a way to refresh us from the springs of of eternal life.
As you read and reflect on the gift of the Spirit on this Feast of Pentecost, my prayer is that the fullness of Christ’s gift would fill with all the good things our Heavenly Father has in store for for you.