On Pentecost Sunday most people remembered to wear red, which symbolizes the fire of the Holy Spirit.
When the day of Pentecost came, they were all together in one place. Suddenly a sound like the blowing of a violent wind came from heaven and filled the whole house where they were sitting. They saw what seemed to be tongues of fire that separated and came to rest on each of them. All of them were filled with the Holy Spirit and began to speak in other tongues as the Spirit enabled them. [Acts 2]"Violent wind", "tongues of fire", and the Crucifixion itself are just a few examples of the savage images that permeate the New Testament. Jesus' message is one of Peace, but both the world in which we live and the inner world of our mind are anything but peaceful.
|Image from today's Rangers-Blue Jays game (Guardian photo)|