I'll be taking part this afternoon in Father Higman's First Mass at his home parish of St. James in Carthage...so there's no homily to send your way. But I did, nonetheless, want to share one of my favorite reflections on what this great feast of Pentecost means for us in the Church today--brief words, but powerful...
"Then there appeared to them tongues as of fire,
which parted and came to rest on each one of them."
Acts of the Apostles 2:3
We have come to consider high attendance at anything as a sign of success; we have forgotten that, on Pentecost, the standard was a bit higher: people had to be on fire.
Fr. Michael Heher