Saturday, May 26, 2012
The Easter season begins with Christ's Resurrection—the first fruits from the dead—which is a promise of our resurrection and victory over death. How is this done? St. Paul says (Romans 8:11) through Christ's Spirit who is given us on Pentecost. Imagine: the gift of the Spirit is only the first installment of what is to come! How great is the mercy of God!
The House of Israel was despairing: “Our hope is lost.” This is the devil's trump card: despair. May the gift of the Spirit this Pentecost renew hope within you. May he bring you back to life. May you know God's mercy.
“O my people! I will put my spirit within you that you may live....I have promised and I will do it.”