The Day of Pentecost
Readings: Numbers 11:24-30; Ps 104:26-36; Acts 2:1-21; John 20:19-23.
This coming Sunday is a special day in our church calendar. It is the Day of Pentecost.
Today we gather with Christian communities across our globe to celebrate the coming of the promised Spirit of God. This Spirit of Jesus enlivens our faith, calls us on, gathers us together, brings God’s peace into our hearts. Each is invited, as our gospel passage tells us, to ‘receive the Spirit of God’. God’s power-filled presence is a gift. It is offered to you.
Today we are celebrating a mystery – but not a secret. We are pointed to this wild and free Spirit of Jesus in today’s readings. They raise our expectations. They invite us to levels of trust and relationship previously unimagined. They call us to be filled with God! Mysterious, yes. Unknown and unattainable, no.
May we find the courage and openness to follow.
As always, you are welcome to join with us at either St Barnabas or St Michael’s this Sunday morning.