” And suddenly a sound came from heaven like the rush of a mighty wind, and it filled all the house where they were sitting.” -Acts 2:2
As Pentecost approaches, Catholics and Christians around the world will celebrate the coming of the Paraclete to the Apostles as promised by the risen Christ. In our celebration we are reminded that we too, as the Apostles, are comforted and aided by that presence in our Church and in our lives.
Following is a discourse on the Holy Spirit by the renowned clergyman, radio and T.V. personality Venerable Archbishop Fulton J. Sheen:
“The Father loves the Son and the Son loves the Father. Love is not in one alone; love is not in the other. The love that we have for one another is not just in me and not just in you. Love is always a bond between two or among several. That is why even lovers will speak of our love, something outside themselves. So love is not in the Father, love is not in the Son, love is the mysterious bond uniting both. Because we are here dealing with the infinite, that divine love is so deep, so profound that it cannot express itself by canticles, words or embraces. It can express itself only by that which signifies the fullness and exhaustion of all giving, namely a sigh. Something that’s too deep for words. That is why the bond of love between Father and Son is called the Holy Breath, the Holy Spirit. As the three angles of a triangle do not make three triangles, but one, so there are three persons or three relationships in God, but only one God.”