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Saturday Song

For Pentecost I selected “Come Lord Jesus,” by David Haas. The video is shaky, but the singing is nice. This psalm is often used at Easter and is appropriate for Pentecost as well. And with Pentecost, our Easter season has ended after 50 days.

In 1991 I heard a Pentecost homily that I have never forgotten. It was my first Pentecost after being away from church for 18 years. At that time I believed that I had a vocational call to life as vowed woman religious. (We see that my vocation has worked out differently!) I was supposed to go on a trip that would bring me to Spain with a group of men and women discerning their vocations. My mother became very ill and I had to cancel the trip, I was kind of devastated… both that she was ill and that I could not go.

The homilist was a visiting priest, I cannot tell you his name, but he said this, emblazoned up on my heart forever -“Easter makes me unafraid to die, Pentecost makes me unafraid to live!”

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2 Responses

  1. ”Easter makes me unafraid to die, Pentecost makes me unafraid to live!”
    Thank you, Fran. These words will accompany me in the years to come.

  2. Fran, thank you for the thought-provoking quote of the visiting homilist. It is amazing how your change of plans many years ago means that you are able to share this message with countless others.

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