Sunday, May 15, 2016

Pentecost

St George's, Belleville always seems to have a happy vibe, which makes me happy to visit there. Wonderful hospitality, dinner last night with vestry and spouses, after-dinner beer pub with four of them, opportunity for teaching on the spiritual life and appropriately "spirited" discussion sandwiched between two energetic liturgies, the second one including the confirmation of a Methodist pastor (currently on leave) who is enthusiastically discovering the Anglican roots of his own tradition. Then, Mexican lunch in downtown Belleville with Fr Dale and Deacon Jody Coleman. And the takeaway line from my homily: The linguistic unity of Pentecost is a sign of the reversal of the curse of Babel.

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