Pentecost is upon us and we anticipate being filled with joy and hope when we celebrate the birthday of the Church. Take pleasure in the following Ann Weems poem for inspiration, devotion or use in a group.

The church is Pentecost.
The Holy Spirit is poured out upon us
And sends us out together
with new life,
Inheritors of the wealth of God:
Life abundant.
We are liberated from the prisons of pettiness,
jealousy, and greed,
Liberated to be the church.

From Reaching For Rainbows