24th May

This is an old carving of Pentecost, possibly from a pulpit pannel. The Apostles and Mary are being caught up into the power of the Holy Spirit represented by a wind that is whirling around them, with the tongues of fire above. The carver places Mary at the centre of the gathering which we often forget. But the figures are clearly overcome by the Spirit’s presence, and almost portrayed as one figure as the Spirit unites them in this shared, wondrous experience. As we reflect on the Spirit this week, approaching Pentecost, let’s reflect on our unity, what brings us together, as human beings, and then, how can we use the gifts of the Holy Spirit to overcome division and come closer together for the good of all.

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