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Pentecost

Pentecost

A locked door does not prevent the Risen Jesus from joining the gathering of his fearful disciples.  He appears recognizable and stands in their midst.  How do we perceive and receive the Spirit of God?  Do we open the door of our heart to let the Holy Spirit come in and make a dwelling place? Do we reflect on Jesus giving us the gift of the Holy Spirit? As we often do before an Examen, we can breathe in the Spirit and let out the cares and distractions of our day.  Let us be aware of the same Spirit that breathed on the disciples when Jesus spoke; “Receive the Holy Spirit.”  With this offering is proclamation of the first gift of the Holy Spirit, when Jesus said: “Peace be with you.”  How simple these brief words; yet, how profound the message!  

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