A Moment before Pentecost

Graduations are full of mixed signals.  You graduate, because you finished.  But you recognize finishing at "commencement," which means to start.  Somehow it's the end.  And the beginning. 

Graduations are full of mixed signals.  You graduate, because you finished.  But you recognize finishing at "commencement," which means to start.  Somehow it's the end.  And the beginning. 

Pentecost ends the Easter season.  Part of the big picture that includes the Resurrection and the Ascension. 

The Resurrection and the Ascension finish part of what Easter started.  Everything that Jesus told the Apostles would happen with his death is happening.  But there’s something missing. 

Everything Jesus said about receiving the Holy Spirit?  That’s happening at Pentecost.  Easter is finished, but something else is starting.  Something never seen before. 

Pentecost is the end.  And the beginning. 

Readings for Pentecost