The Apostles are together a lot, before the Resurrection and after.  So what makes Pentecost different from all the other times?  You see it in first reading (Acts), and it really comes down to one thing.  Change. 

They’re not the same after Pentecost.  They’re filled with the Holy Spirit, and they have changed.  The uncertainty is gone.  And the fear.  They are on fire. 

If I’m honest, I’m way too much like the Pre-Pentecost Apostles.  I fall short.  I know I can do better.  But I’m still stuck in my rut.  Because I really can’t change, not on my own. 

God offers each of us the same gift He gave at Pentecost.  The question for each of us – are we willing to take the risk?  To receive that gift, and be changed?   

More on this tomorrow.  Readings for Pentecost