SEND FORTH YOUR SPIRIT, O LORD, AND RENEW THE FACE OF THE EARTH.
If the daffodils and bushes in my back yard are any indication spring has come; though as I write this article the temperature outside is in the low 40s. Spring is a time of renewal. A time when the face of the earth smiles with color and decorates the landscape with bursts of buds, blossoms and blooms. Our eyes have a field day with the brilliance that is presented to us. As spring develops one can step out the door, take a deep breath and inhale the scent of the new flower or bush that has come into bloom. (for some this can be a more appealing experience than for others)
As we enjoy and relish this season of the year, we can also give thanks for the spiritual renewal of God’s Holy Spirit. On the weekend of May18/19, we celebrate the Feast Day called Pentecost. It is the time in the church year when we recall the gift of the Holy Spirit coming upon the disciples like tongues of fire and the breath of God.