Thought For the Week

"Thought for Pentecost Sunday 24 May 2015"

“They were all filled with the Holy Spirit.” This weekend we celebrate the feast of Pentecost. Pope Benedict XVI used to remind us that on this day we profess our faith in the presence and the action of the Holy Spirit. We know that following the arrest of Jesus many of his followers hid for fear that they may suffer the same fate. Even after the resurrection they were still fearful. But at Pentecost, having been filled with the Holy Spirit, they were transformed, fearless and energised into proclaiming the Good News. So they fulfil the instruction of Jesus in our Gospel for them to be his witnesses.

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