Birthing is an amazing event. The mother experiences great pain and relief, which is usually followed by overwhelming love and exhaustion. But what is this like for the child? Mercifully, we do not remember the event, which is why, perhaps, it is difficult for us to apprehend the power and amazing love of Pentecost, the birth of the church. But we are able, sometimes, to remember our own spiritual birthing, and the powerful love of the Holy Spirit in our own lives awakening us to new life.