By His creative and renewing power, the Spirit always sustains the hope of God’s people as we make our pilgrim way through history, and, as the Paraclete, He always supports the witness of Christians. In this moment . . . all of us want to listen to the voice of the Spirit as He speaks to us through the Scriptures we have just heard. In the first reading, the Lord’s call to His people resounds: “You shall be holy; for I the Lord your God am holy” (Lev 19:2).