Listen to God's voice at the foot of the crucifix." ~St. Gaspar del Bufaro~

Monday, May 20, 2013

Fruit and Fuel of the Holy Spirit

A generous parish family has a Pentecost party every year.
It's always nice to socialize with church families and celebrate one of the biggest Church feast days of the year, next to Easter of course.  
I like to look at it like a "coming out" party.  The apostles could finally come out of their fearful hiding places because the Holy Spirit gave them the courage to move forward, live their faith, and spread the Good News.

We have the most amazing strawberries at a local fruit stand, practically walking distance from our house!  
I thought this fruity Holy Spirit dove was a fun thing to bring to the party.  It was a super simple design:) It also serves as a visual reminder that the Holy Spirit fuels us to come out of our own hiding places.
I shared it over at Catholic Cuisine as an idea to celebrate Confirmation as well.
(I'm making it again for my son's Confirmation party this weekend)
Just as our dear priest said in his homily, Pentecost is not just a thing of the past, it's the here and now.
For that reason, Pentecost is a great reminder for all Christians to come out and live Godly examples...Not always in words but in actions.
I know for me, it's a great time to get motivated when sometimes it's just easier to hunker down and not "go out" of my comfortable box, so to speak.
The Holy Spirit helps me get unstuck when I get mired down and gives me the fuel in my soul tank to live as I should.  Without it, I'm on E, for empty!
+May the force (of the Holy Spirit) be with you, too!+


  1. A "coming out" party!! How perfect!

    1. Thanks for stopping by, Nancy! I am always inspired by you and your writing...One Holy Spirit-filled lady! God bless:)

  2. I love this idea, one of my sons is getting confirmed this fall and might use this for his party!

  3. You are always so creative!!

  4. Beautiful strawberries in this most special shape! It looked too pretty to eat :) I think it's wonderful that you were able to celebrate Pentecost with members of your church. We have someone who hosts a St. Joseph's table at her home which is wonderful too. You're blessed in your faith community.


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