Tongues of Fire and T-Shirts of Fire
Now we await for Pentecost where we celebrate the visible manifestation of the Holy Spirit in the Church in the form of tongues of fire coming down upon the Apostles. Too often it seems that we forget about the third person of the Most Holy Trinity, and the important role of the Holy Spirit not only in the life of the Church but in our own lives.
But what are T-shirts of fire supposed to symbolize?
Recently, a burning T-shirt was found tied to the door of St. Sabina’s in Chicago (Fr. Pfleger’s parish).
The Unholy Nation Advisory Committee on Fr. Pfleger Studies considers this event to be “strange.”
The Unholy Nation Panel on Signs considers this event to “not really be a sign about anything; folks have been burning textiles outside doors since many of us could remember–and don’t get us started on the feces; that’s the oldest trick in the book.”
The Unholy Nation Sociological Society sees this event as “the turning of up the heat in Fr. Pfleger’s war on Chicago gang activity. Seriously, please pardon the pun.”
The bottom line is that Fr. Pfleger still needs our prayers.
Come Holy Spirit, fill the hearts of Thy faithful and enkindle within them the fire of Thy love!