A blessed and holy Pentecost.
The Spirit that Christians receive is not a one-time inspiration, but a permanent indwelling of the Father’s presence. The divine intimacy that Jesus shared was now open to every Christian. “Everything the Father has is mine,” Jesus tells His disciples, and they will know how to continue the Son’s mission because the Spirit “will take from what is mine and declare it to you” (Jn 16:15).
This guidance continues today. God’s Spirit flows through every heart; and, at times, God stirs the Spirit in each person to advance the mission of the Son. These moments are exhilarating and disorienting; in them many feel a desire to live differently and finally discover themselves.
We see it alive here everyday!
Jesus is sending you, too, just as the Father sent Him. He is breathing His Spirit into you, just as He did for His disciples. Embrace your mission today on this great feast of Pentecost. Embrace the Holy Spirit.