Thursday, May 01, 2008
This year, Pentecost falls on Mother's Day, so our Tongues of Flame barbecue may be little attended. I've always wanted to have a talent show for Pentecost, since the gifts of the Spirit were bestowed that day. We haven't managed to pull that off yet, but we celebrate with our tongues of flame barbecue like the tongues of flame that descended on the disciples.
Jesus told the apostles to wait until they were endued with power, He blessed them and told them to wait. So today we, too, wait, praying as we did this morning:
Grant, we beseech thee, Almighty God, that like as we do believe thy only-begotten Son our Lord Jesus Christ, to have ascended into the heavens; so we may also in heart and mind thither ascend, and with him continually dwell, who liveth and reigneth with thee and the Holy Ghost, one God, world without end. Amen.