Are you willing to be transformed?

by FLL Editorial Team

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五旬節主日(節日) - 宗徒大事錄 2:1-11




Pentecost Sunday - Acts 2:1-11

Today's first reading describes how the Holy Spirit came upon the disciples: "And suddenly there came from the sky a noise like a strong driving wind, and it filled the entire house in which they were. Then there appeared to them tongues as of fire, which parted and came to rest on each one of them." The Holy Spirit appeared as fire, which refines us by burning away our sins and purifying us. This process of purification might be painful, but it is necessary to prepare us.

The tongues of fire rested on the disciples. The reference to tongues shows that the Holy Spirit moved them to speak and witness. The crowd heard their own languages, because the Holy Spirit did not just help the disciples, He also opened the ears of the crowd, and translated what they would not understand into something they could comprehend. The disciples did not rely on their capability, they only allowed themselves to be used by the Holy Spirit.

Through transforming Christians, the Holy Spirit renews the face of the earth. Are you willing to be transformed?