Suddenly a sound from heaven like the howling of a fierce wind filled the entire house… (Acts 2:2 CEB)
A flame alighted upon and within each of them. The fire to be God’s love in the world could not be quenched.
Filled with the Holy Spirit, each with gifts unique and needed, the journey began.
But it was hard to “Go and do likewise.” (Luke 10:37 CEB)
The journey of being church in our fragmented world is messy. It is hard to be disciples of Jesus.
It’s not always easy to open our hearts and doors to those unlike us.
The simple act of sharing food and possessions “as any has need” can be uncomfortable. (Acts 2:45)
Our fragmented, continuously changing world coupled with the transforming church can be disorienting and confusing.
But in the midst of new dimensions, God remains.
And we trust in our God. This is the fast we have chosen.
Jesus is our teacher and healer. Praise be to Christ!
Praise be to Christ!