#LaudatoSiSunday: Pentecost Sunday

May 28, 2023

Peace be with you from Kapusod here in Batangas! A blessed #LaudatoSiSunday!

Today is Pentecost Sunday! In the Gospel, Jesus tells his disciples: “As the Father has sent me, so I am sending you.” (John 20:21).

We have a mission of peace, a mission of forgiveness, and a mission of compassion. We are called to speak about the Good News that Jesus is with us, God is always with us.

While our Maker gave us the breath of the Spirit in the beginning, we eventually broke our relationship with the rest of creation through disobedience and greed. Be that as it may, Jesus, the firstborn of all creation, left us again the assurance that through the Holy Spirit, we will remain stewards of creation. The same life-giving Spirit is leading us to act for the common good, for our Common Home.

The Holy Spirit binds us – love binds us in seeing, judging, and acting. Pope Francis, in his encyclical letter Laudato Si’, On Care for Our Common Home number 88, quoted the bishops of Brazil, reminds us that: “The Spirit of life dwells in every living creature and calls us to enter into a relationship with him.”

Let us pray: “Holy Spirit, by your light, you guide this world towards the Father’s love, and accompany creation as it groans in travail. You also dwell in our hearts and you inspire us to do what is good. Praise be to you!” (Laudato Si’ 246)

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