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THE BIRTH OF NEW CREATION

In the beginning of the creation, Adam received the first divine breath, “Lord God formed man out of the clay on the ground and blew into his nostrils the breath of life, and so man became a living being” (Genesis 2:7). By blowing the breath of life into the nostrils of Adam, God began the story of communion with Adam and Eve. But Adam and Eve fall into sin and lost the divine communion. God did not stop the action of breathing on human beings. When Israel were in the exile, God once again breath on them i.e., to restore His chosen people, “ [Ezekiel 36:3-6]. Indeed, the Spirit of the Lord is renewing all things which is visible in the cry of the Psalmist, “Lord, send out your Spirit, and renew the face of the earth” (Psalm 104:1)

After the resurrection, the Risen Jesus Christ by breathing on his apostle resume the process of divinization of human being i.e., to restore the distorted image of humanity and bring back the children of God into His kingdom. By way of first divine breath on Adam began the process of creation so with the breath of Jesus Christ on the Apostles gave birth to the New Creation i.e., the descent of Holy Spirit.

The Risen Jesus Christ prepared the apostles to receive the Holy Spirit and today on the day of Pentecost, when the apostles received the Holy Spirit; they start proclaiming the goodness of the Lord in different languages such as Parthians; Medes and Elamites. The resident of Mesopotamia, Judea, Cappadocia, Pontus, Asia, Phrygia, Pamphylia, Egypt and from the parts of Libya belonging to Cyrene and visitors from Rome: both Jews and foreigners who accept Jewish beliefs Cretians and Arabians. All understood their language and considered themselves a part of the community. The Holy Spirit transformed the apostles into New Creation who is willing to proclaim the message of Jesus Christ as he commanded himself, “Thus it is written that the Messiah would suffer and rise from the dead on the third day and that repentance, for the forgiveness of sins would be preached in his name to all the nations, beginning from Jerusalem” (Luke 24:46-47).

Now, through the commandment of Jesus Christ the believer received the same Holy Spirit in sacrament of Baptism and Confirmation “All power in heaven and on earth has been given to me. Go therefore, and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the holy Spirit,” (Matthew 28:18b-19). Therefore it is an urgent call to spread the Good News not only in one’s own context but going beyond the borders under the guidance of the Holy Spirit.

May Mary the Mother of Risen Jesus Christ, intercedes for the community of believers to become New Creation in order to walk under the shadow of the Holy Spirit as she did in her own life!

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