May 23, 2015
Pentecost Sunday - B
John 20: 19-23
Peace Comes with Forgiveness
To the disciples who are afraid, Jesus gives his gift of peace.
To the disciples who know they have denied and abandoned him, Jesus gives his gift of peace.
And the disciples are now empowered by the Holy Spirit to give that gift of God's peace through the gift of forgiveness. “Receive the Holy Spirit. Whose sins you forgive are forgiven them, and whose sins you retain are retained.”