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Pentecost Sunday

Gospel text (Jn 20,19-23): He breathed on them and said to them, “Receive the holy Spirit. On the evening of that first day of the week, when the doors were locked, where the disciples were, for fear of the Jews, Jesus came and stood in their midst and said to them, “Peace be with you.” When he had said this, he showed them his hands and his side. The disciples rejoiced when they saw the Lord. Jesus said to them again, “Peace be with you. As the Father has sent me, so I send you.” And when he had said this, he breathed on them and said to them, “Receive the holy Spirit. Whose sins you forgive are forgiven them, and whose sins you retain are retained.”

Illustration: Fr. Miguel Rodríguez Ugalde (Miroug)

Today we celebrate the coming of the Holy Spirit. Who is He? Jesus Christ spoke much of the Spirit of Truth. Before ascending to Heaven He promised us that His Father and Himself would send Him to us for our comfort. The love between the Father and the Son is so great that from Them emanates an Infinite Love, just like another Divine Person.

—The Holy Spirit is a Person, divine as the Father and the Son. Speak to him: "God the Holy Spirit, I ask you for light to behave well and strength to be constant in good things”.