This weekend we celebrate the gift of the Holy Spirit and the ways in which the Spirit inspires, guides, and strengthens us to live as Christian disciples. Especially in the later weeks of Easter Time, we have anticipated the advent of the Holy Spirit in the lives of the disciples and in the Church. Now we hear the account of the first Pentecost, when, through the presence and power of the Holy Spirit, the Good News of Christ was shared with people from throughout the whole world. Those who heard the disciples speaking were amazed and astonished at the power of God. May that same Spirit “melt the frozen, warm the chill” (Pentecost sequence) of the COVID period we have been through so that we may give others hope of a grand future with our God.