Festival of Pentecost – Series C
The Gospel today is that Jesus pours out the Spirit. Too often we reduce the Gospel to the cross and resurrection. Yes, we preach Christ crucified, but we preach that the One who died and rose again, went on to pour out that Spirit on us. This too is the work of Christ, it is part of the Gospel narrative/story. Without the Spirit we are hopeless, miserable, and lost. But with the Spirit, we are kept close to God, we have the gifts of forgiveness and love and the hope which drives away despair. We need this Spirit.