Two big holidays this weekend, one in the church year and the other national. I hope you had a meaningful Pentecost on Sunday and that you will have a meaningful and enjoyable Memorial Day today.
So let’s play a holiday game. Connect the dots. What connections can you make between what we celebrate on Pentecost (the gift of the Holy Spirit, the birthday of the Church) and what we celebrate on Memorial Day (the sacrifice of our troops, in some locales the memory of those in general who have died, the beginning of the summer vacation season)?