And suddenly from heaven there came a sound like the rush of a violent wind, and it filled the entire house where they were sitting...
In these pandemic days when we might reflexively measure a “violent wind” in terms of viral loads, we are grateful beyond words for another image. And what an image!—to join together after such a long absence, and on Pentecost of all days! Fire in our bones and bellies, hope in our hearts at the thought of being together again. The birthing of something new.
There is a danger, of course, that in our return, nostalgia douses the fire that has illumined our current moment with its systems of oppression for some and privilege for others. It is entirely possible that our joy may not be made complete in justice. We have chosen this Sisyphean way before of talk but not real action. Pray, therefore, for something explosive and new. Give yourself to fresh breezes that air out our toxic stagnation and circulate the kind of justice that leads to peace for all of us.
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