“As the Father has sent me, even so I send you… Receive the Holy Spirit” (Jn 20:21-22); this is what Jesus says to us. The gift of the Spirit on the evening of the Resurrection took place once again on the day of Pentecost, intensified this time by extraordinary outward signs. On the evening of Easter, Jesus appeared to the Apostles and breathed on them his Spirit (cf. Jn 20:22); on the morning of Pentecost the outpouring occurred in a resounding way, like a wind which shook the place the Apostles were in, filling their minds and hearts. They received a new strength so great that they were able to proclaim Christ’s Resurrection in different languages: “They were all filled with the Holy Spirit, and began to speak in other tongues, as the Spirit gave them utterance” (Acts 2:4). Together with them was Mary, the Mother of Jesus, the first disciple, there too as Mother of the nascent Church. With her peace, with her smile, with her maternity, she accompanied the joyful young Bride, the Church of Jesus.
La Palabra de Dios, hoy de modo especial, nos dice que el Espíritu actúa, en las personas y en las comunidades que están colmadas de él, las hace capaces de recibir a Dios “Capax Dei”, dicen los Santos Padres. Y ¿Qué es lo que hace el Espíritu Santo mediante esta nueva capacidad que nos da?ía hasta la verdad plena(Jn, 13),la tierra(Sal) ysus frutos(Ga, 22-23). Guía, renueva y fructifica.