John 20: 19 – 23 After saying this, He breathed on them and said: “Receive the Holy Spirit.”.
This week we’re celebrating Pentecost! After going up to heaven, Jesus sent His Holy Spirit to the disciples and all who believed, to help them follow Him and to bring peace and forgiveness. This week we will recognise that we can have the Holy Spirit of God inside us too!
Our mission this week:
Just like Jesus sent the Holy Spirit to the disciples at Pentecost, we too can receive the Holy Spirit as our ‘helper’.
• The Holy Spirit helps us to follow Jesus.
• The Holy Spirit helps us to know right from wrong and ask God for forgiveness.
• The Holy Spirit helps us to bring peace and forgiveness to the world.
This week our mission is to think of ways to bring peace and forgiveness in the world, e.g. saying sorry when we are wrong or have hurt someone; forgiving others quickly when they hurt us etc. These things can feel very hard to do, and it is the Holy Spirit who helps us.