While each of us brings our own gifts to the Body of Christ, all of us are one body through our baptism and the Holy Spirit which unites us. On this day of Pentecost, let us recall the words which started our service in our thanksgiving for baptism, where we rejoiced in God saying “By water and your Word you claim us as daughters and sons, making us heirs of your promise and servants of all. We praise you for the gift of water that sustains life, and above all, we praise you for the gift of new life in Jesus Christ. Shower us with your Spirit, and renew our lives with your forgiveness, grace and love.” Thanks be to God for the marvelous gift of baptism and for the Spirit who renews and guides us day by day!

The Gift of Water, The Gift of the Spirit