The kingdom happens when the love of Christ Jesus becomes the truth that inspires us into acting in his name. As one prayer will put it, “In the midst of conflict and division, we know it is you who turn our minds to thoughts of peace. Your Spirit changes our hearts: enemies begin to speak to one another, those who were estranged join hands in friendship, and nations seek the way of peace together. Your Spirit is at work when understanding puts an end to strife, when hatred is quenched by mercy, and vengeance gives way to forgiveness.'
The Spirit is always draws us together, always heals divisions - in our world, in our family, in our community, in our hearts. On this Pentecost we pray that, Spirit-filled, we may be healers and unifiers.
Photographs by Brother Brian.