St. Thomas Aquinas-A gift is freely given

"Pentecost" by Jean II Restout, 1732. Photo: Public Domain.

Pentecost Sunday

A gift is freely given, and expects no return. Its reason is love. What is first given is love; that is the first gift. The Holy Ghost comes forth as the substance of love, and Gift is his proper name.

— St. Thomas Aquinas

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