The Season of PENTECOST – being equipped by the Spirit of God to transform all things
The SEASON of PENTECOST
The Day of Pentecost is a celebration that is rich and challenging for followers of Christ, but it is easy to miss the transformative call that it offers.
Here, then, is the call of the Season of PENTECOST – to open ourselves to God’s Spirit, to be empowered and gifted, in order that we may be sent to bring God’s life, God’s grace and forgiveness and God’s empowering Spirit to all others.
Pentecost, then, is not a moment of personal bliss, or simply an experience that can be enjoyed in some sort of euphoria. Rather, it is a moment which changes everything, in which our lives are equipped and marked for God’s reign, and in which our quest to follow Christ is made possible through the gift of the Spirit. The evidence of a Pentecost Church, then, is not so much particular gifts or experiences, but the life, grace and service that the Church brings to the world. We are filled with the Spirit not for our own sakes, but for the sake of the world that God loves so dearly.
Blessings as we live as a Pentecost People/Church! Amen!.