Tuesday, June 6, 2017

KEEPING THE FAITH: A time to discover our own spirit

From Massachusetts-

Many of us over the past few weeks who have attended church services have been hearing lessons focused on Jesus’ teachings to the disciples as he prepared them for a life without him in their midst. Last week, we heard him tell the disciples that the Advocate (the Holy Spirit) would come to them, to be with them and help guide them, but it would not be until he had left them. Christians around the world, in a few weeks will be celebrating Pentecost, the day on which we celebrate this very event, the arrival of the Holy Spirit upon and amongst the disciples.

Scripture tells us that it arrived with a sound like the rush of a violent wind, and it filled the entire room where the disciples were sitting. It divided itself as tongues of fire, resting on each of them, one of the reasons this day is celebrated with the color red. They were all filled with this Spirit and they began speaking in other languages, as the Spirit gave them the ability. Even more interesting, the people who had gathered around witnessing this heard the others speaking in their native language. And, what they head the disciples reciting in their own languages, was about God’s great deeds and power.

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