Message From the Vicar
Dear Beloved in Christ,
But you will receive power when the Holy Spirit comes:
God's wisdom. Even in the upper room the disciples
visualized the character of Advocate as the purifier. In the letters
by Saint Paul it illustrates the qualities and values of the spirit,
specially in 1 Corinthians12,: 1- 11 , that it is close to our own lives
The teaching of the early church Priests and the Nicene creed, helps us to understand the profound picture regarding the nature and the work of the spirit, which isthe strength of the church later days, and of today, that goes beyond our understanding even in the midst of uncertainties, the problems and issues that we are facing in our own lives. As Jesus instructed his disciples, we must not forget that through the spirit we can receive God’s Peace and all understandings where nobody else can reveal to us this understanding. We must give a prominent place during our time of our worship and in our work for the Holy Spirit to lead us. Therefore, the Holy Spirit is the source of power who can lead us to the complete truth, and completion of our tasks that given by the heavenly father.
My dear believers, as members of the Christian community in Kandy, in what way or how are we going to proclaim the Good news without knowing the Characteristics of the Holy Spirit? Since he is the very source of our honest prayer, on what basis do we think that our prayers are going to be fruitful? It is with continuous prayer, reflection and attentiveness to the voice of the spirit through the word of God that we can achieve our connection to the father in heaven. Even to achieve life goals, healing, blessings, and all the other needs. As St Paul reminds us God blessed us with every good thing, very specially, our skills, our talents, knowledge, capacity to work hard, our passion to work for the Kingdom of God, including all the resources. We must not forget that God blessed us
capacity to work hard, our passion to work for the Kingdom of
God, including all the resources. We must not forget that God
blessed us immensely, and called us to share everything with our
brothers and sisters. So let us be mindful that we all suffer one way
or another. While the pandemic affects our social fabric, it is our
solemn duty to support the poor and the needy. So let us extend a
hand towards the nurturing ministry of the church.
"Pentecost" experience was not only an historical event, but it
is a continuous process and experience in our journey of faith.
Every Christian and every Christian organisation is called to go
through the same experience as the apostles did. God invited all of
us to go through the Upper room experience at least once in a life
time, so we can renew ourselves and propagate the gospel of Jesus
the lord. Through that experience we recognize our inner strength,
God's power over us and the seriousness of our calling. So let us
search for the God given inner qualities as St.Paul illustrated in
his second letter to Corinthians. May God continue to strengthen
you all in his spirit.
May the Feast of Pentecost be in your life experience
Ven George Melder.