We live in the rather chaotic times! Each week we hear news of the collapse of political systems and financial markets and the escalating effects of global warming. As various crises continue to deepen, we can sometimes find ourselves confused or fearful. We may be tempted to gather in ‘the upper room’ of our lives with our closest friends and close the door on a troubled world. Yet chaos always calls for a creative response, it always beckons us to be open to the possibility of ‘holy surprise’.
In these weeks following Pentecost, we do well to remember the first disciples who certainly experienced bewilderment over how to move forward when the Holy Spirit flowed among them and breathed new courage into their hearts.