He does not ration His gift of the Spirit. ~ Jn 3:34
The Apostles who fled from the Crucifixion are now filled with the Holy Spirit as they boldly proclaim before all the Sanhedrin that they are witnesses to Jesus’ Resurrection. Peter, now become the Rock of the Church, is living in the fullness of his identity, knowing that it is God Who “is above all” (Jn 3:31)…. “We must obey God rather than men” (Acts 5:29).
And just as God so lavishly poured out His Spirit upon the Apostles for them to testify to what they had seen and heard, so too does He pour out the Holy Spirit upon us! “He does not ration His gift of the Spirit” (Jn 3:34). Our God is not to be outdone in generosity. We sooner tire of asking and receiving than He ever is of giving. We only have to think of the Israelites wandering in the desert for forty years and their ceaseless daily feast of manna given to them by God (Ex 16:21), or Jesus multiplying the loaves for thousands with wicker baskets of food still left over (Jn 6:3-14). When one drop of His Precious Blood would have sufficed to save the whole world, our Lord gave us every drop that was within His Body.
The depth of the truth of God’s love for each one of you, my brothers and sisters, is unfathomable, unending. The Father has given us His Son so that we may have eternal life with Him! We are witnesses of this! It can feel much easier to mortify our way through Lent for 40 days than it is to celebrate our way through Easter for 50, but in this time leading up to Pentecost, let us prepare ourselves with as much fervor and true joy as we can. Go to Mass as often as you are able during the week. Through the readings, we journey with the Apostles at the explosive start of our Church and we continue to receive the Supernatural Grace and strength we need for our own journey from the Lord Himself in the Holy Eucharist. Continue to rejoice! Spread that Easter light to all you meet, and celebrate in small ways with friends and family—every Sunday is Easter Sunday! And remain steadfast in prayer. The Lord desires to give us His Spirit anew every day to face our battles. Keep asking for the outpouring of gifts, fruits and graces needed for yourself and your loved ones.
The Lord is good and we never stop proclaiming with the Apostles–in the face of struggles, persecutions, dryness and worries–that Christ is risen! He is truly risen!