Brothers and Sisters in Christ,
In the previous article, I mentioned three gifts that the Human Race has received from the loving Father; and we talked about the first gift: the gift of Life.
- The Second Gift is the gift of Salvation and the Only Begotten Son: Out of Love, in the Fullness of Time, God gave “the world his One and Only Son (John 3:16). The purpose of this gift is “that whoever believes in Him shall not perish but have Eternal Life” (John 3:16-17). To have Eternal Life is to know God, to have fellowship with Him and consequently, enjoying all of His divine blessings.
- The Third Gift is the gift of the Holy Spirit at the request of the Son: Out of Love, upon the Glorification of the Father (through the obedience of His Son) and the Glorification of the Son (through His Death, Resurrection and Exaltation), the Loving Father sent His Holy Spirit to those who love and obey His Son to be with them, to comfort them, to teach them, to defend them, and to guide them during their earthly journey.
I wish you and your loved ones a Happy Pentecost Sunday and a very blessed Pentecost Season. May the Holy Spirit enrich your minds with Divine Peace and Kindle your hearts with Heavenly Love.
Fr. Pierre Albalaa m.l.m. Parish Administrator for Sacred Heart