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Pentecost for the rest of us

May 26, 2012

[The Huffington Post – huffingtonpost.com] By Jack Levinson

When I arrived at church on Pentecost Sunday a few years ago, I sat down in the pews and looked up to see red and orange balloons in the rafters, and a small red candle on the altar. The service bulletin explained that these were meant to symbolize the famous “tongues of fire” of the first Pentecost. After the service was over, I asked our pastor about this. “I don’t know what to do with Pentecost,” she mumbled.

… I have an idea. Let’s not fixate on the accouterments of Pentecost but on what led up to that experience.  Read story»

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