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The Solemnity of Pentecost

June 13, 2011

QUENCHING OUR THIRST

‘Let anyone who thirsts, come to me and drink.’  Let anyone who is looking for meaning – come to me.  There is meaning to all of this; to everything.

Paul tells the Romans, ‘We know that all creation is groaning in labor pains even now, but in hope we are saved.  Now hope that sees is not hope.  For who hopes for what one sees?  But if we hope for what we do not see, we wait with endurance.’

We want easy answers.  I believe it is one or reasons why we don’t like church – because when you encounter God in this place; in this community, you encounter a message that says there are no easy answers, so do not think there will be easy actions.

But we are told that our thirst will be quenched from within.  To receive the Holy Spirit means that your motivation and endurance does not come from external sources or your own power.

CLICK HERE for the Readings for Pentecost: (Acts 2.1-11; 1 Corinthians 12.3b-7, 12-13; John 20.19-23)

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