As St. Paul tells us, we've been "adopted" by God through the power of the Holy Spirit. We share the suffering and the glory of Jesus Christ.
The dramatic story of the descent of the Holy Spirit tells us how the Holy Spirit can break down walls we may put up between peoples, races, cultures.
Do we realize the implications of bearing the name of Christ in our world today? May we take our name seriously, and live fully in the relationship we share with God.
The lives of believers should exhibit the power of Christ at work through their justice, harmony, and charity.
As friends of Jesus the disciples are invited into an intimacy with God! That intimacy can be ours as well.
In a community, the unity we share with Christ must also mean we are united with each other. In all things we strive to keep Jesus' command to love one another as he has loved us.
The relationship Jesus offers us is one characterized by the dignity and worth he sees in each of us. He knows each of us by name.
The message of Good News must be preached to the ends of the earth. Like the disciples, we also are witnesses to the risen Lord, commissioned to carry his message to the world.
When our individual faith wavers, we can gain strength from the Holy Spirit at work in the midst of a community of faith.
Our Easter Gospel is a story of living faith in which we are participants, and to which we are now witnesses.