And that same Holy Spirit is upon us…here…today…so what will happen if we dare to inhale? To take in the fullness of that Spirit…everything would change…we would be transformed…led out of our safe and comfortable surroundings and into the chaos of the world! Called forth into the streets, doing all that we once feared to do and preaching what we never imagined we could preach! Let us breathe deeply…and allow the Divine Fire to burn within us and give us new insight and clarity about what our lives are truly about! But we must be prepared…it will be something “NEW” and unexpected, creative and lifegiving!!!
Or…we can hold our breath and remain just as we are! And the world won’t change and the poor and the marginalized will remain poor and marginalized…and wars will breed other wars…and there will be no “holy revolution”! But what if we “inhale?” Are we willing to risk turning ourselves over to the power of the Holy Spirit? Are we willing to risk it all and be filled with the Holy Spirit? We can choose to “just celebrate” the past…the “birth of the church”…and our parish…and of the Spiritan Congregation…or we can “inhale”…and breathe into the future! And allow the Holy Spirit to fill us and embolden us to be disciples on fire to preach Good News…to go out into the world and to turn it upside down with the Gospel of Jesus Christ! What do I choose?