5/31 Pentecost Sunday

When the day of Pentecost had come, the disciples were all together in one place. And suddenly from heaven there came a sound like the rush of a violent wind, and it filled the entire house where they were sitting. Divided tongues, as of fire, appeared among them, and a tongue rested on each of them. All of them were filled with the Holy Spirit and began to speak in other languages, as the Spirit gave them ability.

The wait was over – the 50th day had come and there was a fiery commotion – wild wind, tongues, languages they didn’t know they knew – all praising God’s deeds of power – the Holy Spirit filling them as the Gift of 7 arrived: wisdom and understanding-counsel and fortitude-knowledge and piety – and the fear of the LORD.  The promise of Ascension had arrived but they still wondered “WHAT DOES THIS MEAN!?”   Like most wisdom- it would be made clear down the road – as they opened their hearts and God moved the mountains of dismay and doubt.  Peter saw the last great day of the LORD – the Hour that now Is-

when everyone who cries out to the Lord will be saved. 

About this hour, Meister Eckhart the 14th century german theologian said: “The most important hour is always the present; the most significant person is precisely the one who is sitting across from you right now; the most necessary work is always love.”