Sunday Warm-Up

June 3, 2022

June 4 Pentecost

We celebrate Pentecost, the coming of the Holy Spirit this Sunday. It was quite a dramatic moment in that upper room with the strong driving wind, tongues of fire, and these men suddenly speaking strange languages. We believe this same Spirit has entered our life and empowers us likewise, but where are the fireworks? We don’t see tongues of fire when we people are confirmed nor strange languages spoken. In the Jesus appearance story in the Gospel of Luke, Jesus appears to the two disciples on the way to Emmaus and afterwards they exclaim “Were not our hearts burning inside us as he talked to us.” Maybe the fire needs to begin there, in our hearts. If our hearts are set on fire, that spiritual flame will inevitably set the world on fire and things will become pretty dramatic. Tom Bogenschutz