The Easter season culminates with the celebration of Pentecost. At Pentecost, we experience the powerful outpouring of the Holy Spirit.
Oscar Romero, the Latin American Bishop who was murdered in 1978 said: “The Spirit makes all things new; we are the ones who grow old and want to keep everything to our aged way of doing things… the Spirit is never old, the Spirit is always young.”
The Pentecost that we celebrate is not what happened years ago. The Holy Spirit is always with us, every moment here and now. The Holy Spirit is life giving, ever present and ever new.
Pope Francis told the Catholics of New York City in 2015: “Go out, again and again, go out without fear, without hesitation. Go out and proclaim this joy which is for all the people…”
This Pentecost let us pray to the Spirit of God: Lord, refresh and renew us by the Holy Spirit that with joy we proclaim you to all the people.