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One day when I was sitting down at the beach, I was watching two children, a little boy and a little girl playing in the sand. They were hard at work building an elaborate sand castle by the water’s edge, with gates, towers and moats. They had just about finished their project when a big wave came along and wiped out the castle.

All that was left was a lot of wet sand. I expected the little boy and girl to burst into tears, to be devastated by what had happened to their hard work.

            They surprised me! Instead, they ran up the beach away from the mound of wet sand laughing and holding hands. After a while they returned and sat down again to build another sand castle. 

WOW! All of the complicated structures we spend so much time and energy creating, are built on sand. Only our relationship to another person survives and endures.

Sooner or later in life, the wave will come along and knock down what we have worked so hard to build up. The pandemic has knocked out millions of small businesses. When that happens, only the person who has somebody’s hand to hold and take a walk with, will be able to laugh. 

On this Pentecost Sunday (John 15:26-27; 16:12-15) we should ask ourselves, “What Is My Life Really All About?”

To me, life is a series of moments. To live each moment is to succeed. I feel that I daydream through a lot of these moments….WHAT’S NEXT?…..WHAT’S NEXT? We need the Holy Spirit who came down upon the People of God – the Church – to bring POWER….FORCE….and PASSION into these moments of our lives.

Spend some time this Pentecost Sunday reflecting on: “What is My Life Really All About?

Jesus never comes “NEXT.”   Jesus always comes “FIRST!”   Ask your Guardian Angel!

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