The close of the Easter Season is ushered in by the driving wind of the Holy Spirit in the Upper Room. It has been poured forth in the sacrament of Confirmation.
In some archdioceses the oil of chrism was poured on the palms of the newly ordained priests sending forth from the respective 'upper rooms' of the bascilicas shepherds to seek the lost in a world divided by violence, income disparity and poverty of
many kinds. So you may ask, what does this have to do with my life? Sunday is my day off! Well actually it is God's day he created for us to rest from our labors to worship his undying love for us! Pentecost is not a singular event
as the Holy Spirit, God one and three wishes to move us from our locked rooms of fear into the freedom of peace of living in his presence. In baptism we 'put on Christ' and in the Eucharist he flows thru our veins so we are never separated from him.
The diversity of followers speaks to the inclusive reign of God who comes to save everyone! Pentecost changed the direction of the disciple's lives sending the Advocate. The Spirit of TRuth does the same in our lives. Let us give thanks
for all the newly ordained and for the entrustment of life to the Holy Spirit! Keep going! The world needs your light and the gift of your witness to God!