I have been studying the Propers of the Mass for over 2 years, I've been making screencasts for 15 months, and there's one thing I know. The Roman Missal has amazing prayers. The Prayer after Communion for Pentecost Sunday is no different.
This week I thought about the theology of gifts. (That's probably not a real thing, but I found it thought provoking.) As I explain in the screencast, there is a connection between people when gifts are given and received. The connection must be so much greater when the gifts are exchanged - given and received - between us and God.
Do we pick and choose from the gifts that God gives?
I'll take this, but not that. I might not like that gift, Lord, it may be too __________ (big, small, easy, difficult...) for me.
What gifts can you give humbly and sincerely give God this week that you know he will love to receive from you?
Have a blessed Pentecost. May the Holy Spirit descend upon us, and may we receive and believe so that we can re-live the book of Acts! (wouldn't that be exciting!)
Thanks for praying with me,
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Links for this week:
Catechism of the Catholic Church: The Church in God's Plan
Veni Creator Spiritus (click the CC on the bottom of the video for English subtitles)