HOMILY FOR PENTECOST SUNDAY YEAR C
THEME: “THE ADVOCATE, THE HOLY SPIRIT WILL TEACH YOU EVERYTHING ”
BY: Fr. Cajetan Anyanwu
HOMILY FOR SUNDAY JUNE 5 2022
This is Pentecost Sunday. On this day the apostles received the fullness of the promise made by Jesus to send the advocate. This advocate is coming to teach us everything. Which includes love, kindness, patience, peace and joy. The advocate is not coming to teach us hatred, war, kidnapping or abduction. All these are from the evil one.
The Holy Spirit brings reconciliation among peoples and nations. That was why on the day of Pentecost people from all nations gathered together to listen to the apostles (Acts 2:1-11).
This teaches us that the Holy Spirit dispels all darkness and brings light. No obscurity is found where the Holy Spirit dwells. This is clearly stated in the Sequence which reads, “Holy Spirit, Lord of Light, from the clear celestial height Thy pure beaming radiance give.”
Paul warns that , “People who are interested only in unspiritual things can never be pleasing to God” (Rom. 8:8- 17). Only those with clean hearts shall see the beaming radiance of the Holy Spirit. Since darkness and light have nothing in common, so only the peace-makers shall receive peace. Let us pray for peace in the world. May the Holy Spirit remind us of all that Jesus said about living in peace. Happy Pentecost Sunday.
Fr. Cajetan Anyanwu