The Son and the Spirit are the “two arms” of the God, sent to draw us into the embrace of the Father. The challenge of our entire baptized lives is to continually discover – and rediscover – what it means to find ourselves in the eternal embrace of the Triune God. The desire to become like Christ by bearing the Fruit of the Spirit is a good first step.
The birth of church at Pentecost is accompanied by strange events: a violent rushing wind that produces a deafening sound, floating tongues of fire that alight on people’s heads and yet do not burn their hair, and the miraculous ability to speak in different languages. Strange events indeed! “What does this mean?” and “What should we do?”