We are all pilgrims in this life. As we live our lives, we are making a pilgrimage through this world. Where are we going? How are we getting there? Every decision we make determines the answers to these questions. Or vice versa, it could also be that our answers to these questions determine the decisions that we make.
So, what does this have to do with Pentecost? Pentecost is the day the Holy Spirit was sent to us, to guide us. Not everybody knows where they are going, but most of us know where we would like to go. The Holy Spirit guides us in getting there, but ultimately He will lead us to heaven, if we let him.
Putting these two thoughts together, we are still able to make our own decisions and we are able to choose whether to follow our guide or not. Again, this decision either informs us where we are going and how we are getting there, or is informed by where we want to go and how we want to get there.
But these are not the only decisions we must make. We should also ask, “who do we want to take with us?” As pilgrims in this world, we do not have to travel alone. In fact, it may be easier to go through life with those you love. We are all on this pilgrimage together. Why not travel together.