The Solemnity of Pentecost

Today’s readings No one can say “Jesus is Lord” except by the Holy Spirit. That line from Saint Paul’s first letter to the Corinthians at the beginning of our second reading today says more about the Holy Spirit than we might catch at first. Words contain a lot of power. We know that well, because… Continue reading The Solemnity of Pentecost

Thursday of the Third Week of Easter

Today’s readings Being in the right place at the right time isn’t usually a coincidence.  Far more often than we realize, it’s the work of the Holy Spirit.  Certainly that is the case in today’s first reading.  How else would we explain an angel directing Philip to be on a road at the very same… Continue reading Thursday of the Third Week of Easter

Thursday of the Third Week of Easter

Today’s readings Do you believe in coincidences?  I can’t say that I do, at least not in the spiritual sense.  Sometimes, I think, being in the right place at the right time is divinely ordained.  Far more often than we realize, I think it’s the work of the Holy Spirit.  Certainly that has to be… Continue reading Thursday of the Third Week of Easter