When we were children, we were not aware of the differing opinions of people in the world. Our only experience was our parents, and we were probably not very aware of their differences. As we got older, we gradually became aware of differences in peoples beliefs and views. In high school or earlier, we probably began to have discussions with our friends. At some time in our life, we may have become alarmed, and questioned what we believe asking, “On who can we depend for the truth?”
There are times when we have questions about what we should do. Times when we feel sick because of the sin in the world or the sins we have committed. Times when we are depressed and anxious about our present situations. This was the situation of the Apostles after the death of Jesus. The figures, the people, in the Bible are us. We re-live these moments every day of our lives. Today we celebrate Pentecost. For Christians it is the celebration of the gift of the Holy Spirit, but for the Jews it was the celebration of the Harvest. These two are connected for we find our beloved apostles receiving the Holy Spirit as well as the vocation to proclaim the Word of God. By cooperating with the Holy Spirit, they reap a great Harvest for our Lord.