Our ability to go and do likewise in imitation of Jesus’ washing of the disciples’ feet is the “criterion by which the authenticity of our Eucharistic celebrations is judged.”
Have you forgotten the names of the seven gifts of the Holy Spirit… and some truths about how St. Vincent lived then in mission? Let’s look at the prayer “Come Holy Spirit in that light.”
The word “power” that Jesus used when He told His disciples, “But you shall receive power when the Holy Spirit has come upon you…” has the same Greek root as the English word “dynamite.”
On Pentecost, they received the gift of God’s Spirit and they realized they had a mission to accomplish. Pentecost changed them… but not fully. As we have seen in the readings of the Acts of the Apostles they still had a lot to learn about their mission.