Reflection for Pentecost Sunday – Year B

Pentecost is a key celebration for the Church after the Resurrection. It is the beginning of the apostolic Church.

The first Pentecost tells us that the Spirit works in unpredictable ways, ordinary ways. This is in line with what Jesus says in the beginning of John’s Gospel when he speaks to Nicodemus – who comes to him at night.

The Holy Spirit, sent to live in us and amongst us on that day of Pentecost, continues to reveal God’s truth to us. The celebration of Pentecost teaches us three things – the three “D’s”: i) we are invited to develop a new universal language; ii) that we are all given divine gifts and when we use these gifts well we are fulfilled and putting them at the service of others; iii) the Spirit at work in us distinguishes us by making us witness to the Lord.

Join Fr Russell Pollitt SJ as he reflects on the readings for the Pentecost Sunday.

You can find the texts that this reflection is based on in your bible, or simply just hover your mouse over the following references and the texts will also appear:

Acts 2:1-11; Psalm 103; 1 Corinthians 12:3-7,12-13; & John 15:26-27,16:12-15.

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Fr Russell Pollitt SJ

Fr Russell Pollitt SJ is the Director of the Jesuit Institute and is interested in the impact that communications technology has on society and spirituality. He regularly comments on South African Politics and various issues in the Catholic Church. @rpollittsj
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