The Holy Spirit is everywhere and allows us to be united and share in the work of God. Jeff Ryan Miraflor, SJ, reflects on the Feast of Pentecost in this week’s One-Minute Homily.
Come, Holy Spirit!
Hi, I’m Jeff Ryan Miraflor and this is my One-Minute Reflection.
The Holy Spirit is definitely the most underrated person of the Trinity. The Spirit is the one who unites us all! Jesus in His human body couldn’t be everywhere to reach all peoples. The Holy Spirit meanwhile can be everywhere and in everyone at all times.
Although God could spread the good news himself, He chooses to have humanity participate in the Salvation of the world. God wants us to be his hands and feet on earth, most especially his mouth. That’s what we see in today’s passage from Acts, the Holy Spirit descending as tongues of fire and giving the disciples the ability to understand each different language in the room. This way, they are able to go out to the whole world and proclaim to people of different languages that Christ is Lord.
We’re no different. All of us who are baptized and confirmed in the faith have the gifts of the Holy Spirit to go out and be God’s mouth, hands, and feet to proclaim Him to the world.