Our New Beginning

20 May

“When you reach the end of what you should know, you will be at the beginning of what you should sense.” ~ Kahlil Gibran

Yesterday we celebrated the Solemnity of Pentecost, what commonly has been called the birthday of the Church.  That was because the descent of the Holy Spirit and the gifts brought by that same Spirit freed the Apostles from their fears and anxieties and allowed them to go forth, boldly proclaiming the Good News.

As we celebrated Pentecost, we came to an ending: the official end of the Easter Season. Today resumes Ordinary Time once again.  With every ending comes a new beginning.  We have experienced that over and again throughout our lives.  There is never something that is totally the end, not even death.  As Christians, we believe that ending brings us what we have been longing for our entire lives, new life in the Lord.

Hence, each ending is important as it launches us into each new beginning.  Every time we end in failure, it challenges us to do better the next time.  Every time we end in victory, it gives us the encouragement to do even more the next time.  Either way, our endings point the way to something new.

Let us not become so used to endings and beginnings that we begin to discount their value in our lives so that we look at them merely as another day or another step.  Each ending and each beginning can be full of promise and expectation and hope.

FAITH ACTION:  Dedicate your day to the Lord and ask Him to reveal Himself to you in the variety of people and circumstances you will meet.