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<< Saturday, May 20, 2000 >> St. Bernardine of Siena
 
Acts 13:44-52
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Psalm 98 John 14:7-14
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THE COST OF PENTECOST IS THE _____

 
"The disciples could not but be filled with joy and the Holy Spirit." —Acts 13:52
 

In thirteen days, we will begin praying the Pentecost novena in this year of the Great Jubilee. The Lord intends to give us a renewal of our Baptisms and Confirmations that will truly change the world. In the Holy Spirit, we will receive power (Acts 1:8) and be "clothed with power from on high" (Lk 24:49). In the Holy Spirit, we will do works even greater than Jesus did (Jn 14:12).

Because of our great power in the Holy Spirit, we are a threat to the devil. He must stop us by bribing us with fleeting, enslaving pleasures. If that doesn't work, he must try to intimidate us by threatening to inflict pain on us and persecute us. Consequently, we must be willing to endure "violent abuse" (Acts 13:45) and even death, rather than compromise the gospel.

Do you want to receive the Holy Spirit in much greater ways? Knowing that you will receive both power and pain, will you cry out: "Come, Holy Spirit!"? Let us decide to take up the cross, the cost of Pentecost.

 
Prayer: Father, work in unprecedented glory through the Pentecost novena in this year of the Great Jubilee.
Promise: "Anything you ask Me in My name I will do." —Jn 14:14
Praise: St. Bernardine possessed a weak and hoarse voice. He would not let that stop him from his call to preach the word of God in thousands of churches and public squares. He praised the Lord "with full voice" (Tb 13:6).
 
(Are you called to take up the cross of gospel poverty? Contact us at 513-721-2988 for more information on the lay People of Pentecost, the religious Brothers of Pentecost, and the Fathers of Pentecost.)
 
 
Nihil obstat: Reverend Edward J. Gratsch, October 4, 1999
Imprimatur: †Most Reverend Carl K. Moeddel, Vicar General and Auxiliary Bishop of the Archdiocese of Cincinnati, October 12, 1999
 
The Nihil obstat and Imprimatur are a declaration that a book or pamphlet is considered to be free from doctrinal or moral error. It is not implied that those who have granted the Nihil obstat and Imprimatur agree with the contents, opinions, or statements expressed.
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