And when the days of the Pentecost were accomplished, they were all together in one place: And suddenly there came a sound from heaven, as of a mighty wind coming, and it filled the whole house where they were sitting. And there appeared to them parted tongues as it were of fire, and it sat upon every one of them: And they were all filled with the Holy Ghost, and they began to speak with divers tongues, according as the Holy Ghost gave them to speak. Now there were dwelling at Jerusalem, Jews, devout men, out of every nation under heaven.
And when this was noised abroad, the multitude came together, and were confounded in mind, because that every man heard them speak in his own tongue. And they were all amazed, and wondered, saying: Behold, are not all these, that speak, Galileans? And how have we heard, every man our own tongue wherein we were born?
Acts of the Apostles 2: 1-8 DRB www.drbo.com
Today is Day 9 of the Pentecost Novena–the first Novena requested by Our Savior, Jesus.
I read the above passage and all I wanted was for all people to know that beauty. The beauty of receiving the Holy Spirit into one’s self. I have only a small glimpse to what it could possible be like and I envy those who have offered themselves totally and completely to the Holy Spirit.
What an amazing sight it would have been to be one of the first chosen ones, I could only imagine a room filled with such a brilliant light, 100x or more, brighter than the sun and a greater warmth. The beginning of our Church–Catholic, in the midst of all of these wonder was Our Blessed Lady. Oh, I could only imagine her extreme happiness, to once again be filled with her beautiful Son, God, and the Holy Spirit. I am sure the pain she endured during the crucification was healed, how could it not?
Blessed Mother, show us the way that we may be blessed to feel the love of your Son, God and the Holy Spirit in us, each day as we struggle to be wonderful mothers, amazing wives, supportive friends, as well as loving neighbors to all. May you open yourself during this feast of Pentecost to the gifts of the Holy Spirit. Amen