Pentecost isn’t just something that happened to a faraway people a long time ago, it is an unfolding event that is happening to us all the time.
Jesus’ suffering and death was his own choice, but even he hoped not to make it. What could possibly compel such a choice?
St Peter reminds us that the wait for Christ isn’t meant to be passively endured. The choice for Christ calls forth an effort on our part to live in the coming age here and now, manifesting the reign of God in our lives.