It is a great gift to celebrate our differences of land, language and liturgy while sharing the blessing of a common purpose.
All of them were filled with the Holy Spirit and began to speak in foreign languages as the Spirit gave them that ability. (Acts 2:4)
It is an obligation to raise our voices and speak out against the politics of division. Just as Pope Francis joins in prayer together with Presidents Mahmoud Abbas and Shimon Peres, Pentacost is a calling for us to come together and receive the blessings of unity and peace.