Reflection for Pentecost, by S. Donna Rohman, OSF

Pentecost, by Jean II Restout, 1732, Public Domain

Reflection for May 19, 2013
Pentecost Sunday

First Reading: Acts 2:1-11
Second Reading: 1Cor: 12:3b-7, 12-13

Gospel: John: 20:19-23
Pentecost!  We can feel the mighty wind as the spirit comes to the disciples in the first reading.  As we envision all the people of many nations listening to Peter, we can add our own city–Cincinnati, Oldenburg, Indianapolis, St. Louis, San Francisco, Miami–wherever we are, as we take the energy of the Spirit into our own lives.

The second reading from Corinthians reminds us that these gifts of the Spirit are to benefit the world.  What are your Spirit gifts?  How do they help fill the world around you with positive energy?
Dear Jesus, Prince of Peace, you gave peace as your gift when you were on the earth.  As we are re-energized by your Spirit, help us be peacemakers each day.

Donna Rohman, OSF
Sisters of St. Francis, Oldenburg

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