13 Some, however, made fun of them and said, “They have had too much wine.”
14 Then Peter stood up with the Eleven, raised his voice and addressed the crowd: “Fellow Jews and all of you who live in Jerusalem, let me explain this to you; listen carefully to what I say. 15 These people are not drunk, as you suppose. It’s only nine in the morning! 16 No, this is what was spoken by the prophet Joel:
17 “‘In the last days, God says,
I will pour out my Spirit on all people.
Such was the bubbly, joyful, excitement of the disciples that some accused them of being drunk. So often the caricature of Christians is that they are grey, cold, kill-joys – this couldn’t be more than a contrast that these Pentecost disciples. Remember, Jesus said he came to give us life, and life to the full! (Jn 10:10) Being sombre is not a fruit of the Spirit, being joyful is (Gal. 5:22)
Spirit, stir us so that we may be known as people of colour, laughter and excitement.