Posted by: livingscripture | June 4, 2017

PENTECOST SUNDAY

 

FRIENDS and SERVANTS of the WORD

June 4, 2017

SOLEMNITY OF PENTECOST

WORD of the DAY

 When he had said this, he showed them his hands and his side.  The disciples rejoiced when they saw the Lord.  [Jesus] said to them again,  “Peace be with you. As the Father has sent me, so I send you.   And when he had said this, he breathed on them and said to them, “Receive the holy Spirit.  Whose sins you forgive are forgiven them, and whose sins you retain are retained.” (John 20: 19-23)

How shall I live this Word

The Risen Jesus offers the greatest gift, His divine Spirit that descends on us to vivify and heal our life.  The encounter with Jesus is for each of us, as it was for the disciples, the motive of joy.  Together with them, we contemplate Jesus who shows us His wounds.  They are no longer painful wounds, they are wounds of love that bring peace because they are the signs of forgiveness.  It is precisely forgiveness that is the greatest manifestation of the presence of God, only with Him, in His love, can we forgive those who have offended us.  To receive the Spirit of God is to have the strength to begin true life, one that is full of peace and forgiveness, offered to everyone.  Only in this way can we be healed and be bearers of the healing that Jesus wants to offer our sisters and brothers.

Divine Spirit, come upon me, fill me, ground me, use me.

The Voice of Pope Francis

 The Spirit makes us enter into a new dynamic of fraternity.  Through our Universal Brother, Jesus, we can relate with others in a new way; no longer as orphans but as the very children of the good and merciful Father.  This changes everything!  We can look at each other as sisters and brothers.  Our differences only multiply our joy and marvel to belong to this one paternity and fraternity.  (Pentecost, May 15, 2016)

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Comment by Sr. Vicky, FMA

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