“He breathed on them and said, ‘Receive the Holy Spirit’…”(John 20:22)
Reflection: On the first Easter night, Jesus breathes His Spirit upon the apostles, that they too might bring new life out of the chaos and darkness of sin. A second Creation account is taking place here. God indeed “has sent the Holy Spirit among us for the forgiveness of sins” (Prayer of Absolution). The same Spirit who causes sin to flee will cause death to flee as well, and his priests have a key role to play.
Prayer: Spirit of Life, we beg you to come. Bring order and beauty out of the chaos of the Culture of Death. Amen!