How is the Spirit speaking into my life this Pentecost 2022. The common lectionary reading for this past Friday, 1Kgs 19, the movement in Elijah from total commitment to what he sees as his Mission through despair, lamentation, hiding in the cave as nature produce its worst to then being enveloped in this moment of “sheer silence” to humbly responding to” What are you doing here?” to naming I have given my all for you, and this is the result! The Spirit draws Elijah into “passing on the torch” by anointing two kings and his own successor. Ronald Rolheiser omi, and Henri Nouwen both speak of living our more senior years as a blessing. This Pentecost is drawing me into giving my life asway so others may have life. Living this all is the hardest yet.