Pentecost offers a vision for Europe: not one megastate or one system for everything, but a model of diversity as peace.
Easter | Day of Pentecost (Year C)
Acts 2:1-21; Romans 8:14-17 or Genesis 11:1-9 (Psalm 104:24-34, 35b); John 14:8-17, (25-27)
Could the Spirit's love be poured into the hearts of people untouched by the incarnation? Could non-Christians be lovers of the only God there is?
I learned many Bible stories by watching movies in Sunday school. They were those old-fashioned movies, shown on a reel-to-reel projector, that tried to portray the stories as some Cecil B. DeMille wannabe imagined they took place. They were seldom more than a few steps grander than the local Christmas pageant; most of the disciples basically wore fancy bathrobes. The Pentecost movie was dramatic.