“And suddenly there came from the sky a noise like a strong driving wind, and it filled the entire house where they were.” Acts 2:2
The coming of the Holy Spirit upon and within each one of us is like a strong wind that has the potential to move, inspire, captivate us and energize us to become missionaries for Christ.
We saw Jesus crucified and die on Good Friday, only to rise Easter Sunday. This was then followed by the fear of the apostles and disciples. And finally we had Pentecost, 50 days after Easter with the coming of the Holy Spirit upon Jesus’ followers. And we realize His Spirit is alive and well in them, as He is in us today.
Did you feel Jesus’ Spirit come upon you at the Service or Mass you attended this weekend? Were you inspired by the music and the readings? Was it a moment in time to remind you that the coming of the Holy Spirit is intended to move, inspire, captivate and energize you as well? Hopefully all of the above occurred so that you understand something of what Jesus is calling you to do with your life at this time.
And so what is your calling? Are you to serve your church in some new way? Are you to help out with Vacation Bible School this summer? Are you to assist in your community garden or another outreach program that your church offers?
Whatever it is that the Spirit is calling you to do, you can be sure it is to enliven and inspire the people with whom you are working and to contribute to building up the Body of Christ.
Kate Walsh Soucheray is a licensed marriage and family therapist in Stillwater. She works at Christian Heart Counseling at 275 Third Street South and can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org or 651-439-2059 ext. 718.