Pentecost Sunday

What would it have been like to have seen the risen Jesus and to have heard him say, “Peace be with you” before handing on the Holy Spirit?  Yet, for those of us in the twenty-first century, we experience the same Holy Spirit.  When we were baptized, we were given the gift of the Spirit, and then we were sealed by that same spirit in confirmation.  The Holy Spirit lives in our parishes, families, friends, and relationships.  After he rose from the dead, Jesus gave his Holy Spirit to be with us.  In our daily lives, let us allow ourselves to be guided by the Spirit of Christ, whose disciples we are.