Sunday 4 June 2017
Pentecost Sunday. Week III Psalter
Acts 2:1-11. Psalms 103(104):1, 24, 29-31, 34. 1 Corinthians 12:3-7, 12-13. John 20:19-23.
Lord, send out your Spirit and renew the face of the earth — Psalms 103(104):1, 24, 29-31, 34.
‘Receive the Holy Spirit …’
Celebrating the feast of Pentecost, we ponder gifts of the Spirit. ‘There are many different gifts’ says Paul, ‘but always it is the same Spirit. There are many different forms of activity but it is the same God at work in them all.’
Looking at humankind’s achievements, we marvel at the ingenuity of the human mind. We recognise many beliefs, so many ways of living and are humbled by our singular place in it all. Travelling to places of different cultures we still see the work of the Spirit, inspiring growth and goodness.
We pray that in time we will see that everything has a place in this magnificent creation, that nothing is excluded, and that we need only accept the tilt and sway of life, knowing that true balance will be achieved in the workings of the Spirit.