Pentecost

I invite you to stand the Spirit of the Lord has filled the whole world and that which contains all

things understands what it said hallelujah Book of Wisdom chapter 1 verses 7 in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit the Lord be with you today I said we celebrate the Feast of Pentecost um this morning now one of the things you might notice is that this mass has been is premiering now at 9:00 a.m. or at least 9:00 a.m. Central Time it's not necessarily absolutely live and so

you're like oh wait why did I just wait for this Mass and why am i doing this right now it's because as we talked about like the second week we started live serving these masses that nothing given to God is wasted right so at this moment at this very moment right now when you're watching this if you're

watching it live you're watching it in the morning 9:00 a.m. I will be offering mass but we had to pre-record it so that I could offer mass and the other place where I'll be offering mass tomorrow morning so this is the vigil mass for us but we're actually celebrating the mass of the day for you all so I just again

don't turn this off continue to pray with us because I literally am at this moment saying the mass with you with this recording at the time that make sense yeah here we go um actually before we do anything as we enter into this Pentecost we recognize that it's it's day in which the Lord God sent the Holy Spirit of fire upon his apostles and right now in this time of our in in our country our country our world is on fire and there's this this reality that we're all experiencing of riots and burning in

Minneapolis and Atlanta in New York City all over the place um and one of the things that we need to do is we need to recognize that all of this is coming not necessarily from divisions among people's art images among races as much as it is divisions in our own in our own hearts yes those two other divisions

absolutely exist but the division that exists from the beginning of time is that all of us experience a brokenness and a woundedness if you go back to the book of Genesis in the first few chapters there's this story of people who are united and they start billing this power and then they're divided they speak all these different languages and they go their own different ways and they have this division among them and it's called the test story of the Tower of Babel a right Babel and so they experience they do you speak all these different languages and they're no longer United and that's a symbol of the division we all experience in our own selves but we don't even understand ourselves we don't even know ourselves

and how can we possibly know our neighbor because you don't speak the same language and that got answers that division with this today's feast God answers the division of peoples he answers the division of races the answers of the division in our own hearts by sending His Holy Spirit because the world is on fire so what has God do we he sends his fire his presence upon the apostles and what happens

you're gonna hear about it in the very first reading today actually the Apostles it says the Apostles began to speak and all these people are like wait a second we're from all over the place we're from the Near East were from the Far East were from Africa we're from Europe and we all understand what these people what these men are saying because the world is on fire and that experience of that is brokenness and is we're at each other's throats and that's why God sent His Holy Spirit to set the world on

fire with a different kind of fire with a different kind of power and that's important on campus we have this saying we don't have a saying they have the same the university has the same the saying is our diversity is our strength right that's the key word right now diversity is like the big thing so our diversity is our strength yes diversity is wonderful and I think one of the trying to say in that is they're trying to say you don't have to fit a certain mold in order to belong to this community on campus and I think yeah absolutely it's super good 100 percent endorsed that but diversity is not strength we just have to under the versity is not strength diversity that's been united is strength diversity that has been unified is strength and that is

I mean it's on our money ie pluribus unum right from the many one it's not from the many many that's that's powerless but when the many come together when they're united that's something powerful and it's one of the reasons why I just so grateful for being Catholic because Catholic means universal does it mean Anglo doesn't mean Hispanic it doesn't mean Asian isn't mean it just it means universal and I love the fact that I think it right now the stats are less than 20% of Catholics in the world

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