May 19, 2013

The story of the Tower of Babel tells about how people's languages are confused.  Metaphorically, this includes people who speak the same language, and do not understand each other.  Juxtaposing this passage with the coming of the Holy Spirit at Pentecost, we find that the meaning of Pentecost is a reversal of the Babel curse.  This Sunday, we will consider the effects of our words, which flow from whatever "spirit" lives within us.