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31 May 2020 – Pentecost A (COCU 39A)

31 May 2020 – Pentecost A (COCU 39A)
SPIRIT, WIND, BREATH
(Numbers 11:24-30, Acts 2:1-21, 1 Cor 12:3-13, John 20:19-23)

All of these readings influenced my writing this week, which also begin with the essential but often much less celebrated Ascension.

Jesus’ ascension,
the spirit at Pentecost,
shout, “He has been raised!”

The spirit of God
sounding as a rushing wind
appearing like flames.

The spirit of God
breathed new on the disciples
by their risen Lord.

The spirit of God
inclusive, gift-giving wind
blowing where it will.

The spirit of God
not given for a choice few
but for anyone.

The spirit of God
faith’s challenging, caring breath
where will it blow us?
        Jeff Shrowder, 2020
 
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