On Pentecost

Pentecost, a Greek word meaning 50, is the 50th day after the Easter Resurrection – a Feast Day celebrated this year on May 19th. Pentecost is the day the “Holy Spirit” entered a room holding Jesus’ apostles and entered each of them, an event which “makes the church the church.” Happy Birthday, Church!

Jesus has gone and the disciples are hanging out rather fearfully in the upper room. They have just had a rather tumultuous time – they walked with Jesus for up to three years before he is taken from them on the cross. Now they wait, disappointed again. But they WAIT. And then, Jesus appeared, s...


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