Pentecost Sunday

“If the Church is not you Mother, then God is not your Father.”

In the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit.

St. Cyprian of Carthage tells us this approx. 200 to 258 AD, Carthage Tunisia.

Happy Birthday Holy Mother Church, from your boy, Fr. Randy, and all gathered here at this lovely Parish. She is looking very stately at 1987 years young.

This term Pentecost comes from a Greek word that means the 50th. So we are 50 days beyond the Passover. Also we are 50 days from the final, perfect, and sufficient Passover of the Lamb of God in that absolutely perfect moment when Divine Justice and Mercy become one. It is just beautiful once you get that concept, and so absolutely what nobody could have expected.

But hold on! There is more. Not only do we get Salvation, freedom from sin and shame, and Divine adoption in God the Father, but we get supernatural strength and power to be what God has called us to.

In many ways the Church animated by the Holy Spirit is just an unexpected as the Justice and Mercy manifest in Christ Jesus. I personally would expect something with a few more teeth, some worldly power. An institution that helps rule all of creation in majesty and strength. In fact, that is exactly what it is not, and every time we head down that road we end up in very bad places. It is why Deacons, Priests, and Bishops have essentially no secular power at all. If we had it we would use, when we have had it we did use it, and it always turned out badly. Remember the Renaissance Popes, The Crusades were not exactly helpful exercises, the Holy Roman Empire was not all that Holy.

If we just stop and reflect, come to know Christ in the Gospels, through our own personal prayer, though this our common Liturgical prayer, and through being filled with the Holy Spirit Christ promises to give us we should end up looking more like Christ, and less like what we would rather be.

I tell you that in the 1,987th year of the church there were in Wichita County Texas men of dwelling from every nation under heaven, but when this multitude came together every one heard what was being said in his own language.”

This can still be true, we can make the Holy Spirit just as manifest here in our own mission parish as he was that day in Jerusalem so long ago. The common language is Christian virtue, and chiefly in the dialect of Charity. It really is what being Charismatic is all about. You are so filled with the Holy Spirit that divine goodness just comes right out of you and benefits others in God’s kingdom in all sorts of ways.

“Ubi Charitas, et Amor Deus ibi est”

Where love and Charity are, there God is!.

In the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit.

Fr. Randy Rogers

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