Monday, May 25, 2009

Waiting For Pentecost

Sometimes I feel like I'm stuck in wait-mode.

Waiting for someone to call.
Waiting for the weather to change.
Waiting for test results.
Waiting for a change of scenery.

What were those days like for the Apostles, those days between Our Lord's Ascension and Pentecost?

Did they have the sense of waiting, but not even sure what exactly they were waiting for? And did they ask themselves, when the Spirit comes, what will it mean? What will it bring? How will things change?

Acts 1:8-14
"It is not for you to know the times or seasons that the Father has established by his own authority. But you will receive power when the holy Spirit comes upon you, and you will be my witnesses in Jerusalem, throughout Judea and Samaria, and to the ends of the earth." When he had said this, as they were looking on, he was lifted up, and a cloud took him from their sight. While they were looking intently at the sky as he was going, suddenly two men dressed in white garments stood beside them. They said, "Men of Galilee, why are you standing there looking at the sky? This Jesus who has been taken up from you into heaven will return in the same way as you have seen him going into heaven." Then they returned to Jerusalem from the mount called Olivet, which is near Jerusalem, a sabbath day's journey away. When they entered the city they went to the upper room where they were staying, Peter and John and James and Andrew, Philip and Thomas, Bartholomew and Matthew, James son of Alphaeus, Simon the Zealot, and Judas son of James. All these devoted themselves with one accord to prayer, together with some women, and Mary the mother of Jesus, and his brothers.


1 comment:

  1. Yes! That is exactly how I feel, Denise!

    However, for the first time in my life of being a more-or-less Catholic, I'm actually doing the Holy Spirit novena! Woohoo!!! ☺ ☺ ☺

    God bless you!