Desiderio Desideravi 33: The Pentecost Experience

The Passion and Resurrection were the beginning of the experience for the Lord’s disciples. The Gospels tell us these days, despite the opportunity for joy and faith, were also filled with doubt. Men and women questioned one another. Some founds themselves at odds with what they believed was the limit of the world as they knew it, despite their experiences at the breaking of the bread. People do not come back from the dead.

Jesus promised Another:

33. It is the community of Pentecost that is able to break the Bread in the certain knowledge that the Lord is alive, risen from the dead, present with his word, with his gestures, with the offering of His Body and His Blood. From that moment on the celebration became the privileged place — though not the only one — of an encounter with Him.

The Holy Spirit makes possible a deeper encounter with Jesus. Because of this experience, we have the potential to become the human being our Creator intended:

We know that only thanks to the grace of this encounter does a human being become fully human. Only the Church of Pentecost can conceive of the human being as a person, open to a full relationship with God, with creation, and with one’s brothers and sisters.

The full document, copyright © Dicastero per la Comunicazione – Libreria Editrice Vaticana is here on the Vatican site.

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