As I mentioned in introducing the Gospel and as you noticed when you listened, St. Luke tells us Pentecost Sunday happened 50 days after Easter. St. John tells us it was Easter Sunday night. You might wonder, "Well, how come such a clear discrepancy?" But it's a reminder to us -- and it's a very important reminder -- of how the Scripture writers were not writing history as we think of it, were not writing the biography of Jesus.
Life of Jesus in the New Testament
Commentary: In the garden of Gethsemane, Jesus asks God to "remove this cup." Who among us has not asked the same of God at one point?
The Peace Pulpit: Jesus is the resurrection, and if we believe in him, we will never die and begin to live the life of Jesus now.
Review: While well-intentioned and compassionate, “Son of God” doesn’t delve deeply enough.