PENTECOST: Today’s feast offers us real hope. The Holy Spirit – the life-giver – filled the Apostles with life, with courage and renewed their trust in God. The doors of the Upper Room were opened, and the mission of the Church began. The Holy Spirit’s gifts freed the Apostles to go out into the world to share with all people the wonder of Jesus Christ. We too can unlock the doors that trap us. We can do so because we are loved and graced by God. Let us not allow ourselves to be trapped, rather, let us, with renewed faith, call on the Holy Spirit to free us from whatever it is that may constrain us. It is with His help that we can live the fullness of life, in the fullness of faith and so continue to share the wonder of the Gospel with all peoples.