Something to think and pray about this week
The four marks of our Christian belonging are our personal journey, our community belonging, our practical discipleship and our adult integration of faith and life. None of us ‘inhabits’ all four dimensions fully, all of the time, and yet all four dimensions should in principle be there. The good news of Pentecost is that the Spirit, poured into our hearts, enables all four aspects of our faith to live: the Spirit helps us in our prayer; the body of Christ is animated by the gifts of the Spirit; our service of others gets its energy from the Spirit and the Spirit ‘reminds us’ of all that Jesus taught. Today, we therefore celebrate our being disciples within the community of faith.
Living God, breathe on us your Holy Breath that the Spirit, who raised Jesus from the dead, may bring us new life, vision and energy in the service of your Son our Lord Jesus Christ, who lives and reigns for ever and ever. Amen
Excerpted from Hearers of the Word: Praying and Exploring the Readings Easter & Pentecost: Year A by Kieran J O’Mahony OSA