Yesterday was the feast of Pentecost.
It was very apt that we celebrated confirmation with a group of young people on this special day.
When I spoke to the young people before confirmation, I said that to be truly Christian is to be truly human.
The Holy Spirit unfolds for us the mysteries of faith which are the best guides that we can have to be the best that we can be.
It is a constant journey to freedom which we need to continually recommit ourselves.
I also told the young people, and all others present that we need to stay committed to lifelong learning about our faith and how it translates to daily living.
I also reminded them that we need structures of support such as regular prayer, regular participation of weekly mass, and connection to community.
As we move away from the Easter season into ordinary time, we remember what appears to be ordinary can be a doorway to the extraordinary.
We are called to be present to the mystery of each moment not just as mere spectators but as participants in an ongoing story!