Today in the Calendar of the Western Church was ‘Pentecost’ Sunday. In the Netherlands, a highly secular country tomorrow is a public holiday. This has caused me to reflect again on the ‘public’ significance of Christian events.
Interestingly our preacher on this day emphasized the biblical and theological relationship of the Spirit gift of Pentecost with the Spirit of creation. He, therefore, posed the question of what such a linking means for creation care and avoiding blasphemy against the Holy Spirit.
Interesting comment for this week…but whether this will have any ethical traction will depend upon your view of the nature of the Christian faith and the points of interaction between Church and World.